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Alms Bowl with Celestial Design

Alms Bowl with Celestial Design

일월칠성무늬 공양주발 (日月七星文空供養椀)

early 1900s

Bronze with incised decoration

Overall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.); Diameter of mouth: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1986.94

Location

Did you know?

The images of the seven bright stars that form the Big Dipper, the sun, and the moon are incised on the surface of this bronze bowl.

Description

This alms bowl engraved with an image of the sun, the moon, and the Big Dipper is believed to be used in shamanic rituals.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork

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