'Arts of Korea'

26th September 1997 at 01:00
(Photograph) - Portrait of a Confucian scholar, Choson dynasty, 18th-19th century; right: Celadon cup and stand, Koryo dynasty 12th century

The 'Arts of Korea' exhibition at the British Museum is the forerunner of a permanent gallery at the museum, supported by the Korea Foundation. Among the exhibits, which range from the Neolithic period to the 19th century, is a 5th 6th century magnificently ornamented royal gold crown from the Silla kingdom on loan from the National Museum of Korea; a 14th century illuminated manuscript of the Amitabha Sutra demonstrating the elegance of Koryo Buddhist painting; Celadon teabowls, wine ewers, hair-oil bottles and vases; Real Place landscape paintings from the 18th century; and rice bowls and screens from the Choson dynasty. Associated events include lectures,gallery tours and Korean music and dance (October 12, 3pm).

Details: John Reeve, head of education, tel: 0171 323 88548511

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