Basin with Inscribed Figures and Calligraphy

Basin with Inscribed Figures and Calligraphy

청동 은입사 호 (靑銅銀入絲兩耳壺)

1100s-1200s

Bronze

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

Description

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
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork
Medium: 
Bronze

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