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Buddhist Gong

Asian Art

MEDIUM Bronze
DATES ca. 11th century
DYNASTY Goryeo Dynasty
DIMENSIONS diameter: 15 1/16 in. (38.3 cm) depth: 3 7/16 in. (8.8 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
ACCESSION NUMBER 2021.18.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Carroll Family Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large circular gong (Banja) used in Buddhist temples. The gong is pan-shaped, with side walls around the circumference, with three small loops at top and sides for hanging. The front of the gong is decorated in cast relief with a lotus medallion with six-seeded pericarp at center and five petals, surrounded by a ring of stylized clouds or dragons. Bronze gongs of this sort, also known as geumgo, were used to summon Buddhists to assembly.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Buddhist Gong, ca. 11th century. Bronze, diameter: 15 1/16 in. (38.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Carroll Family Collection, 2021.18.3 (Photo: , CUR.2021.18.3.jpg)
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 <em>Buddhist Gong</em>, ca. 11th century. Bronze, diameter: 15 1/16 in. (38.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Carroll Family Collection, 2021.18.3 (Photo: , CUR.2021.18.3.jpg)

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