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Insignia of Civil Official, with Embroidered Crane Design

unknownKorea, middle Joseon dynasty

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

This was the insignia of Yu Jung-byeong, who was a son of Cheongcheonggun Yu Sun-ik, who greatly contributed to the Injo Restoration of 1623, and who served as Byeongjo-Hojopanseo from the 1620s to the 1630s. It is a rare type of insignia with the background cloth weaved in thread. A crane is shown to be standing on one leg, and the cloud pattern has the characteristics observed prior to the schematization of insignia designs.

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  • Title: Insignia of Civil Official, with Embroidered Crane Design
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: Korea, middle Joseon dynasty
  • Physical Dimensions: w37.8 x h37.7 cm
  • Provenance: Sookmyung Women's University Museum
  • Type: embroidery

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