Basin with Inscribed Figures and Calligraphy

Basin with Inscribed Figures and Calligraphy

청동 은입사 호 (靑銅銀入絲兩耳壺)



Overall: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.); Diameter of mouth with rim: 21.7 cm (8 9/16 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1985.112


Fun Fact

A child, one of the main decorative elements for this basin, is possibly a young Buddhist pilgrim named Sudhana, who took a long spiritual journey to search for enlightenment.


Silver inlay became very popular during the Goryeo period. This example shows rare decorative motifs, including roundels containing four-line poems interspersed among images of a child holding a flower.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
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