Apr 11, 2012

Spoon with Dual Heads

Spoon with Dual Heads

약시형 청동 수저 (藥匙形靑銅匙)

918–1392

Overall: 20.4 cm (8 1/16 in.)

General Income Fund 1917.333

Location

Did you know?

Bronze spoons are the most common burial item. Scholars have proposed that toward the end of the 14th century, Koreans enjoyed meat-based soups more than any other dishes, explaining why spoons became common household items as well as burial goods.

Description

This bronze spoon has dual heads: one is large, and the other small. The smaller head is believed to have been used to hold a small dose of liquid medicine.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork
Credit line: 
General Income Fund

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