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Knife Sheath

Knife Sheath

장도집

1100s

Gilt silver (body) and brass (trefoil-shaped ring)

Length: 21.7 cm (8 9/16 in.)

J.H. Wade Trust Fund 2022.38

Location

Did you know?

This 12th-century silver-gilt knife sheath is meant to be a pendent to a belt as a luxury ornament.

Description

This 12th-century silver-gilt knife sheath is meant to be a pendent to a belt as a luxury ornament. It is decorated with an image of rising dragons with ring-punched scales, seated phoenixes, and bands of a flower scroll. Expressing bold and dramatic tactile effects, such decorative patterns were executed in two major masterful metalwork techniques: chasing and repousse.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork
Credit line: 
J.H. Wade Trust Fund

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