Ornament with Carp and Lotus Design

Ornament with Carp and Lotus Design

금동 잉어·연꽃무늬 꾸미개 (金銅漁花文裝身具)

1100s

Bronze

Overall: 3 x 2 cm (1 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1917.1037

Location

Exhibition

The Other Side of the Story - Korean Gallery 236 Rotation

Did you know?

This metal ornament is part of a decorative brooch once used to hold clothes together.

Description

Metalworking techniques advanced remarkably during the Goryeo period (918–1392). Sophisticated metal objects with intricate designs were used not only as daily accessories, but also as burial goods for commemorating the dead. Traces of fibers found on the backs of these metal ornaments suggest that they were once used as brooches to hold garments together.

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

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