Seal

청동 인장 (靑銅印章)

918–1392
Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.); Base: 1 x 1 cm (3/8 x 3/8 in.)
Location: not on view
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A large quantity of bronze seals excavated from tombs of the Goryeo dynasty is closely related to the development of metallurgy in 13th-century Korea that allowed the transition from wood type to movable metal type printing.

Description

A large quantity of bronze seals were excavated from tombs of the Goryeo dynasty. This seal bears two inscribed characters:子成, meaning "generational success." The red cinnabar paste is still visible, indicating it must have been used for signing various documents while its owner was alive.
Seal

Seal

918–1392

Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

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