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Chest

Period:
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date:
early 20th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Lacquered wood with mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, ray skin, brass wire inlay, and brass fittings
Dimensions:
H. 42 3/4 in. (108.6 cm); W. 35 5/8 in. (90.5 cm); D. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Franklin Jasper Walls, 1963
Accession Number:
63.121.2
Not on view
Given the phoenix motif and the bright colors of the decoration, this lacquered wood chest was likely used by a woman in an elite household.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds and Flowers," November 1, 2006–April 21, 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Maebyông," October 30, 2007–March 3, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Korea," June 10, 2008–October 24, 2008.

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