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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Korea, Room 47g

Double Spoon

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

Judging from its size and the gentle curve of its handle, this spoon is likely to date to the early Koryo period (918-1392). During this time the quality of bronzewares improved and the best pieces date to around the 1100s. Bronzewares were used for ceremonial and daily use and range from elaborately decorated kundika (water sprinklers) to simple bowls, bottles, mirrors, spoons and chopsticks.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bronze
Brief Description
Spoon; bronze; Korea, Koryo dynasty (918 - 1392)
Physical Description
The spoon has a long oval bowl and plain curved handle ending in a smaller circular bowl.
Dimensions
  • Height: 9.8in
  • Width: 1.2in
Notes: Width of bowl
Style
Summary
Judging from its size and the gentle curve of its handle, this spoon is likely to date to the early Koryo period (918-1392). During this time the quality of bronzewares improved and the best pieces date to around the 1100s. Bronzewares were used for ceremonial and daily use and range from elaborately decorated kundika (water sprinklers) to simple bowls, bottles, mirrors, spoons and chopsticks.
Collection
Accession Number
M.68-1937

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record createdFebruary 3, 2000
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