FMNH 180361.7

  • 180361: Wood block, Korean bronze
    Creator:Andrew J. Leith : Field Museum of Natural History
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Wooden block, Korean bronze movable type approximately 1/2" square Nine pieces of cast bronze movable type. Background, a page size wood block. Bulletin caption: Nine specimens of bronze movable type made in Korea during the fifteenth century to print Chinese books. The type are lying on a wood block cut to print a whole page, which is an alternative method. The three top specimens are face up: the half-size type in the middle is for printing footnotes; the five type on back or sides show groove in bottom for attachment to wax in bottom of chase.
  • 180361: Wood block, Korean bronze

    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Wooden block, Korean bronze movable type approximately 1/2" square Nine pieces of cast bronze movable type. Background, a page size wood block. Bulletin caption: Nine specimens of bronze movable type made in Korea during the fifteenth century to print Chinese books. The type are lying on a wood block cut to print a whole page, which is an alternative method. The three top specimens are face up: the half-size type in the middle is for printing footnotes; the five type on back or sides show groove in bottom for attachment to wax in bottom of chase.

  • [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: scan of catalog card
Catalog Number: 180361.7
Description: movable printing type
Materials: metal; bronze
Cultural Attribution: Korean
Locality: Asia, Korea, Seoul
Accession Number: [2193] T. E. Donnelley (Gift)
Accession Year:
Continent: Asia
Country: Korea
City/Town: Seoul
Collector/Source: T. E. Donnelley, J. S. Gale
IRN: 1373649
GUID: 4ab73193-c8fd-4b84-a8b5-049d7e8fdfda