ca. 11th century
diameter: 15 1/16 in. (38.3 cm)
depth: 3 7/16 in. (8.8 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Carroll Family Collection
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.
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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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