Alms Bowl with Celestial Design

Alms Bowl with Celestial Design

일월칠성무늬 공양주발 (日月七星文空供養椀)

1900s

Bronze with incised decoration

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1986.94

Description

Although created in the common form of a begging bowl, this was a ritual object, engraved with a rare Goryeo-period landscape. The sun, moon, and Big Dipper are carved in the sky, while a tiny pavilion and a tall pagoda can be seen on top of the mountains.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork

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