Box decorated with the Ten Symbols of Longevity

Sohn Daehyun Korean

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Sohn Daehyun masterfully cuts, incises, and inlays mother-of-pearl to create a pictorial scene of the Ten Symbols of Longevity framed by a floral border. The ten plant and animal symbols were a favored subject in the late Joseon period. Sohn selects pieces of shell for their color and carefully arranges them to create a palette for the scene.

Box decorated with the Ten Symbols of Longevity, Sohn Daehyun (Korean, born 1949), Ottchil lacquer, wood, hemp, and mother-of-pearl, Korea

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