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Lotus Leaf-shaped Table with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay

UnknownJoseon, early 20th century C.E. - Joseon, early 20th century C.E.

Ewha Womans University Museum

Ewha Womans University Museum
Seoul, South Korea

This wooden table in the shape of a tree growing from the back of a turtle, a symbol of the earth, is unique for the additional branch decorated with a lotus bud. The table is curved and a pond, a lotus blossom, a lotus leaf, a lotus bud, and a poem on the order of the universe decorate the top surface.

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  • Title: Lotus Leaf-shaped Table with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Joseon, early 20th century C.E. - Joseon, early 20th century C.E.
  • Physical Dimensions: w22 x h23.2 cm
  • Provenance: Ewha Womans University Museum
  • Type: Woodwork
  • External Link: Ewha Womans University Museum

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