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Black Snake-Tortoise Ceremonial Flag

Joseon Dynasty

National Palace Museum of Korea

National Palace Museum of Korea

As one of the Five Large Flags, this flag was used as a ceremonial flag in the first-level and second-level processions. In the military practice, this flag was also used to direct the division of the South or the division of the Rear. It is painted with a black turtle coiled by a serpent.

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  • Title: Black Snake-Tortoise Ceremonial Flag
  • Date Created: Joseon Dynasty
  • Rights: National palace museum of Korea
  • Medium: Changdeok

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