A Collection of the Imprints of Royal Seals (in Korean Empire)

Government of Korean EmpireKorean Empire, Around 1901 (Gwangmu 5)

Academy of Korean Studies

Academy of Korean Studies
Seongnam-si, South Korea

With the proclamation of the Korean Empire, this book recorded all the royal seals and plaques of trust. It seems to have been published in 1901 given that the seals of the Empress Gyeongseongung Um and King Yeongchin were included. This book shows changes in institutions followed by the proclamation of the Korean Empire, and how they sought to keep national security. The illustrations depict the shape and the face of the seals and plaques, and the imprints, materials, sizes and locations are also recorded.
* Display image : The Royal Seal, Korean Empire

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  • Title: A Collection of the Imprints of Royal Seals (in Korean Empire)
  • Creator: Government of Korean Empire
  • Date: Korean Empire, Around 1901 (Gwangmu 5)
  • location: Jangseogak, Academy of Korean Studies, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Rep. Korea
  • composition: 2 books
  • Physical Dimensions: w25.6 x h36.2 cm
  • Original Title: Boinbusin chongsu (보인부신총수, 寶印符信總數)
  • Korean caption: 대한제국 반포에 따라 국새(國璽)를 비롯한 모든 보인과 부신을 정리한 책이다. 후일 황귀비(黃貴妃)로 진봉된 경선궁(慶善宮) 엄씨(嚴氏)나 영친왕(英親王)의 보인이 있는 것으로 미루어 1901년 경 제작된 것으로 추정된다. 대한제국의 반포에 따른 제도의 변화와 당시 국가 기밀과 치안 유지를 위한 세부적인 장치를 엿볼 수 있다. 도설은 보인과 부신의 형상과 인면(印面)을 모사하였고, 인문과 재질의 치수와 봉안처를 함께 기록하였다.
  • Provenance: Academy of Korean Studies
  • Type: Manuscript
  • Rights: Academy of Korean Studies

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