The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 20, 2024



Diameter: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.); Overall: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

A large quantity of bronze seals excavated from tombs of the Goryeo dynasty is closely related to the development of metallurgy in 13th-century Korea that allowed the transition from wood type to movable metal type printing.


A large quantity of bronze seals were excavated from tombs of the Goryeo dynasty. This bronze seal appears to have been designed for stamping the sealed envelopes of letters. However, the remains of red cinnabar seal paste is not very visible; it may not have been used much before it was buried in the tomb.
  • ?–1917
    (Yamanaka and Company, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Choi, Eung-chon. “Metal Arts in the Late Goryeo Period [고려후기의 금속공예].” Kangjwa misulsa (2004): 125-156.
    Choi, Eung-chon. “Craftsmen in Metal Arts in the Goryeo Dynasty [고려시대 金屬工藝의 匠人].” Misulsahak yeongu (2004): 171-192.
    Goryeo Dynasty: Korea's Age of Enlightenment, 918-1392. San Francisco: Asian Art Museum, 2003.
    The spirit of Goryeo in metalcrafts [금속공예에깃든고려인의삶]. Seoul: Jeju National Museum and National Cheongju Museum, 2011.
    Bronze in Life and Art [삶과 예술 속. 청동 靑銅 이야기] National Cheongju Museum (2016).
    Goryeo: The Glory of Korea [대고려, 그 찬란한 도전]. Seoul: National Museum of Korea, 2018.
    Ch'a, Mi-rae, Kwi-suk An, Cleveland Museum of Art, and 국외소재문화재재단. The Korean Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Edited by An Min-hŭi. First edition, English ed. Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Series, 16. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation, 2021. Mentioned and reproduced: p. 115, no. 76
  • {{cite web|title=Seal|url=false|author=|year=918–1392|access-date=20 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL: