H x W x D: 13.5 x 17.2 x 17.2 cm (5 5/16 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in)
late 5th century
Three Kingdoms period
Previous custodian or owner:
Mayuyama & Co., Ltd.
From at least 1970 to 1974
Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, from at least December 18, 1970 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., May 1, 1974 
 See correspondence dated December 18, 1970, authorizing Mayuyama & Company to ship the object to the Freer Gallery, copy in object file.
In Shipping Statement made by Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, dated February 3, 1971, the vessel is listed as "Ceremonial Vessel, from Shimane-ken, North-West of Japan, excavated in the 2nd year of Kyowa (1802 A.D.)"
An invoice, also issued by Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, on May 1, 1974, classified the vessel as "Japanese pottery ceremonial vessel; Suiko period; from Shimane-ken; Sue type."
 See Invoice issued by Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, on May 1, 1974, copy in object file.
Three Kingdoms period (1st century BCE - 7th century CE) Search this