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Spoon: O.1-1966

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Bronze. Koryo Dynasty. This spoon is of the same type as O.4-1984, with an S-shaped profile, but the marks on the handle are incised instead of being raised.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Sir Henry Garner

Measurements and weight

Length: 25.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1966-01-13) by Garner, Henry, Sir

Dating

Koryo Dynasty
12th Century
13th Century
Circa 1100 - 1300

Note

It is not clear whether this type of spoon was actually used for eating or for some ceremonial purpose. Such spoons have often been found in Koryo tombs together with bronze bowls and chopsticks; see Pak, 1984, no. 82.

Components of the work

Spoon Bowl Length 9.0 cm Width 3.5 cm

Materials used in production

Bronze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.1-1966
Primary reference Number: 16575
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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