Apr 11, 2012



청동 수저 (靑銅匙)



Overall: 16.9 cm (6 5/8 in.)

General Income Fund 1918.504


Did you know?

Bronze spoons are the most common burial item. This particular one is presumed to have served as a small ladle.


Celadons, spoons, seals, and bronze mirrors were the most common burial objects in tombs during the Goryeo period (918–1392). Furnishing tombs with an elaborate assemblage of objects was believed to honor and comfort the newly dead. Generally, Goryeo tombs were left untouched until the late 19th century. During the colonial period (1910–45), however, Japanese archaeologists hastily excavated the tombs located in Kaeseong, the former capital of the Goryeo period. Scholars recently have proposed that toward the end of the 14th century, Koreans enjoyed meat-based soups more than any other dishes, explaining why many more spoons than chopsticks were buried in tombs.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
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General Income Fund

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