국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Silver-gilt Incense Box with Immortal Design
  • Exhibition Name

  • Culture/Period

    Goryeo Dynasty

  • Materials

    Metal - Silver

  • Category

    life in society - life in ceremony - religious ceremonies - incense bowl

  • Dimensions

    D. 5.6cm

  • Accession Number

    Sinsu 15082

  • Location

    Metal Crafts Gallery

This is an incense box carved with the figures of immortals at leisure. The patterns were made by hammering. The lid portrays two errand boys holding a painting under a tree for an immortal’s appreciation thereof, while the body of the box displays two immortals playing baduk (or go) while an errand boy waits on them. Flower patterns are carved all around it.