The Treasures of small pieces in Sinan Shipwreck. The smaller, The more beautiful.
There were lots of relics displayed in exhibition room. Problem is that there were too many treasures to display properly for the tourists.
I had spent several hours in the exhibition room for Sinan Shipwreck. It was the treasures were originally made in China at the age of Yuan Dynasty. As you know, Yuan Dynasty was built by Mongolian. So I was interested how the conjunction between the culture of Mongol and the traditional Chinese was expressed.
Mogol had conquered the whole middle east and the whole east europe, so how the result of this unprecedented conquer had been melted in Chinese culture was a very interesting subject for me. Korea also had been attacked by Mongol, but at that time Koryeo dynasty did not suffered asl ike the middle east and the europe.
Koryeo dynasty could continued the history of the Kingdom. But it was not easy to trace the influence of Yuan dynasty. So the relics of Sinan shipwreck attracted me of my curiosity.
It was known that the evidences of Mongolian invasion was left in JeJu Island. But there was nothing special as the traces of Mongol.
The relics were dispersed in several exhibition room. So it would be difficult to appreciate the value of the relics.
I’d like to introduce the relics on my theory. Let me show you small pieces at first.
There were too many things to find out the meaning of the relics. Even though I am not specialist on the porcelain or the archeology, it would be easy for you to classify the relics according to a certain standard.
While reviewing the photos, I thought the size would be an option.
There were so much small pieces of relics, but they were randomly displayed here and there.
There were several kinds of small pieces.
What I’d like to introduce to you first is the water bottle for grinding the traditional ink. As you know, in north east Asia, the brush writing have had a special meaning. Calligraphy was not only the mean to write but also the profound art by itself.
There were lots of style in the water bottle. It’s size was about 5 cm.
Each water bottle seemed to have the desires of the people who had lived at that time.
What I’d like to show you next is small delicate figures.
Small figures were so beautiful, it’s size was as big as 3-5 cm. It’s delicate appearance was marvelous.
These figures show you the level of their craftsmanship.
In other hands, there were lots of small figures which were made up of the soil.
Due to the long period under the sea, the appearance of figures was erased partly.
It was unknown for it’s usage. It could be the religious ceremony or the toys for kids.
Anyway the erased faces were something weird.
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