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Four Tiered Chest Decorated with Painted Ox Horn Sheet

UnknownJoseon, late 19th century C.E. - Joseon, late 19th century C.E.

Ewha Womans University Museum

Ewha Womans University Museum
Seoul, South Korea

This charming and lavishly-colored furniture called meoritjang, or head chest, is a chest for socks. It is a smaller version of an ordinary wardrobe, and is often placed where a woman would place her head when she goes to sleep at night. The front side of this boudoir furniture is decorated with a thin sheet of ox horn dyed in red, yellow, white, green and gold with various mineral pigments.

Details

  • Title: Four Tiered Chest Decorated with Painted Ox Horn Sheet
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Joseon, late 19th century C.E. - Joseon, late 19th century C.E.
  • Physical Dimensions: w30 x h96 cm
  • Provenance: Ewha Womans University Museum
  • Type: Woodwork
  • External Link: Ewha Womans University Museum

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