Epitaph tablets (myoji)


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The set of thirty-four epitaph tablets (myoji) commemorates the life of O Myeong-hang (1673–1728), a scholar-official and calligrapher who served under several Joseon kings and eventually rose to the position of state councillor. An important historical document, the set provides insight into the mortuary practices of Neo-Confucian society in eighteenth-century Korea, when epitaphs describing the life and achievements of the deceased were written on stone or ceramic tablets and placed inside graves.

Epitaph tablets (myoji), Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue design, Korea

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