Japanese Funerary Vessel

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 09 December 2018
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This Japanese funerary vessel is an example of Sue wares, originally made for tombs. They were probably used for feasting and drinking at the time of the funeral and then buried with the person who had died. They were crafted on a potter's wheel by specialists and fired at temperatures higher than 1000 degrees centigrade. This new ceramic technology was introduced from the Korean peninsula. It required special kilns, early versions of the climbing kilns still used in Japan today. From Japan. Circa 500 CE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, December 09). Japanese Funerary Vessel. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9530/japanese-funerary-vessel/

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