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Jar. Made of dark brown glazed and thrown earthenware. Ridge around shoulder and a pie-crust ring below. Finger patterns with flat base unglazed: glazed inside.
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Diameter: 15.50 centimetres (foot)
Diameter: 16.70 centimetres (mouth)
Height: 24.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- 2016 National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage catalogue entries:
'This unique jar has a wide wing between its neck and shoulder and is called “double layered jar.” Cool water was poured into the wing to lower the temperature inside the jar, which is helpful in protecting food from decomposition and insect infestation. The cooling jar was used for storing fermented food, such as kimchi, soybean paste or sauce during the hot summer season. During the winter the water could freeze and break the jar in the process. A cooling jar generally came with a lid, but the lid of this item has been lost. The entire surface is coated with dark brown ash glaze, except for the flat bottom.'
'목과 어깨 사이에 높은 턱을 빙 돌린 항아리이다. 턱 부분에 시원한 물을 담으면 항아리의 온도가 낮아져 음식이 부패하거나 벌레가 번식하는 것을 막을 수 있었다. 여름철에 김치나 장류를 담아 보관하였으며 겨울철에는 물이 얼어 터지기 때문에 사용하지 않았다. 원래 뚜껑을 덮어 사용하지만, 현재는 뚜껑이 분실된 상태이다. 흑갈색 잿물 유약을 입혀 번조하였으며, 평평한 바닥은 유약을 닦아냈다.'
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