Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.); Base: 1 x 1 cm (3/8 x 3/8 in.)
Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1917.1039
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.
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.
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