Historical period(s)
Baekje kingdom, Three Kingdoms period, second half of 4th century
Unglazed stoneware
H x Diam (overall): 30 x 27.3 cm (11 13/16 x 10 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Richard L. Mellott, in honor of Louise Cort
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Korea, stoneware, Three Kingdoms period (1st century BCE - 7th century CE), unglazed, WWII-era provenance

From 1966 to 2002Richard L. Mellott, Larkspur, CA, purchased in Pusan, South Korea, in 1966 [1]From 2002Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Richard L. Mellott, on August 08, 2002 [2]Notes:[1] According to the accounts provided by Richard L. Mellott in his email correspondence (copy in object file), he purchased this vessel in either November or December of 1966 in Pusan, South Korea, when he was stationed there in the U.S. Army. In 1967, he shipped it to the United States with his other household goods.[2] See Deed of Gift, copy in object file, designating 8 August 2002 as its acceptance date.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Richard L. Mellott

Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
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