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Black Squared Military Flag

Joseon Dynasty

National Palace Museum of Korea

National Palace Museum of Korea

This military flag is painted with a yin-yang symbol at the center, surrounded by eight trigrams as well as nine patterns on a turtle, which were said to be obtained from the Luo River by Yu the great of the Xia. Painting heaven-related objects on the flag symbolizes an act of forming a link between rulers on earth and the principles of heaven and a wish for their eternal power.

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

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