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Big Dipper Military Flag

Joseon Dynasty

National Palace Museum of Korea

National Palace Museum of Korea

This military flag with the Big Dipper and cloud designs was used when a grand general summoned or issued a command to a general. After the Japanese invasion in 1592, the Five Army Garrisons used this flag in different background colors according to their bearings.

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  • Title: Big Dipper Military Flag
  • Date Created: Joseon Dynasty
  • Rights: National palace museum of Korea
  • Medium: Changdeok

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