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Insignia of Civil Official, with Embroidered Crane Design

unknownKorea, Joseon Dynasty 17th century

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

This insignia is an artifact from the head family of the Iljik Son family clan of Song-ri, Iljik-myeon, Andong-gun. The design depicts a red crane inside a circle. The red crane design reflects the influence from the Qing dynasty. The crane has a seoncho (a legendary plant that is said to turn a person into sinseon, a godly being with miraculous powers). On the bottom, a wave pattern, orb, and rhinoceros’ horn can be seen.

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  • Title: Insignia of Civil Official, with Embroidered Crane Design
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: Korea, Joseon Dynasty 17th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w36.7 x h35.6 cm
  • Provenance: Sookmyung Women's University Museum
  • Type: embroidery

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