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Spoon

918-1392 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This spoon is part of a collection of over forty Korean examples in the V&A collection.
With its curved handle and oval bowl this is a typical example of a Koryo period (918-1392) bronze spoon. The handles on early Koryo spoons are shorter and have a gentler curve than their mid-Koryo counterparts. With the exaggerated curvature of its handle and the swallow-tail form of the handle-end, this spoon likely dates to the mid-Koryo period.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bronze
Brief Description
Bronze spoon with swallow-tail handle, Koryo period (918-1392)
Physical Description
The spoon has a long, shallow , pointed bowl and a curved handle with swallow-tail end decorated at both ends with a pricked design of wavy lines and scrolls.
Dimensions
  • Length: 10.4in
  • Width: 1.37in
Notes: Width of bowl
Style
Subject depicted
Summary
This spoon is part of a collection of over forty Korean examples in the V&A collection.

With its curved handle and oval bowl this is a typical example of a Koryo period (918-1392) bronze spoon. The handles on early Koryo spoons are shorter and have a gentler curve than their mid-Koryo counterparts. With the exaggerated curvature of its handle and the swallow-tail form of the handle-end, this spoon likely dates to the mid-Koryo period.
Collection
Accession Number
M.406-1912

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record createdFebruary 3, 2000
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