amulet case

amulet case

1200-1392
Country
Korea
amulet case
silver-plated bronze
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker
1980.129
. amulet case. 1200-1392. silver-plated bronze. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker. 1980.129.
Dimensions
height: 4.125 in, 10.4775 cm; width: 2 in, 5.0800 cm; diameter: .5 in, 1.2700 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Amulet Case (Pulgam) Korea 1200s-1300s, Goryeo dynasty Silver-plated bronze Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker 1980.129 The Goryeo period (918-1392) was one of fervent Buddhist belief and this small silver case probably contained a charm such as a miniature Buddha or written prayer. The lid opens by means of an ingenious swinging pin, riveted in place by tiny silver chrysanthemums. The ring on top suggests that this case once was used as a pendant.
Known Provenance
At least 1980, collection of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker; 1980, DAM collection, gift of the Bunkers.

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