Apr 16, 2012
Apr 16, 2012



청동 인장 (靑銅印章)



Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.); Bottom: 1.3 x 1.3 cm (1/2 x 1/2 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1917.1041


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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 seal bears two inscribed characters: 王 (king) and the other illegible. The red cinnabar paste is still visible, indicating it must have been used for signing various documents while its owner was alive.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
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