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Funerary urn with bowl and cover, of unglazed grey stoneware. The bowl has a pedestaled base with two rectangular cut outs and has plain outer walls. The cover has a circular raised knob and a stamped pattern of rows of rings radiating outwards from the central raised ring.
This unglazed stoneware bowl and cover is typical of the ceramics made during the United Silla period of Korean history. It was designed to contain the cremated ashes of a Buddhist believer. It stands on a low base, which has large rectangular piercings. Its cover is topped by a ring-shaped handle, from which columns of incised decoration radiate over the surface.