Spoon with Dual Heads

약시형 청동 수저 (藥匙形靑銅匙)

Overall: 20.4 cm (8 1/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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Bronze spoons are the most common burial item. Scholars have proposed that toward the end of the 14th century, Koreans enjoyed meat-based soups more than any other dishes, explaining why spoons became common household items as well as burial goods.


This bronze spoon has dual heads: one is large, and the other small. The smaller head is believed to have been used to hold a small dose of liquid medicine.
Spoon with Dual Heads

Spoon with Dual Heads


Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

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