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Korea, room 47g, case 10
This spoon's curved handle and oval bowl typifies Koryo period (918-1392) bronzeware design. The handles on earlier Koryo spoons such as this are shorter and have a gentler curve than their mid-Koryo counterparts. It is therefore likely that this spoon dates to the 10th to 11th century. During the Koryo period bronze spoons were frequently used a burial objects, this being a custom which had been practiced from as early as the Three Kingdoms period (57 BC - AD 668). Metal spoons and chopsticks are still used in Korea today for eating.
The spoon has a shallow, pointed oval bowl and a thin curved handle ending in a spatula. The handle has moulded decoration near the end.
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Materials and Techniques
Length: 26 cm
Spoon, bronze, Korea, Koryo dynasty (918-1392)
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Beth McKillop.Korean Art and Design.London: V&A,1992.48.
Metalwork; Tableware and cutlery