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Lotus-shaped Table with a Turtle-shaped Pedestal and Lotus Pond Design in Mother-of-pearl Inlay

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

Ewha Womans University Museum

Ewha Womans University Museum
Seoul, South Korea

This table supported by a single post is made by fixing a branch onto a tortoise-shaped pedestal. Side branches ornamented with a lotus bud are embedded to secure the tabletop. On the surface of the tabletop there is a lotus pond depicted with mother-of-pearl inlay. Over the waves a poem is carved which describes the feelings of one who stares at the lotus meditating on the principles of the cycle of the universe.

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  • Title: Lotus-shaped Table with a Turtle-shaped Pedestal and Lotus Pond Design in Mother-of-pearl Inlay
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Joseon, 19th century C.E. - Joseon, 19th century C.E.
  • Physical Dimensions: w36 x h23.2 cm
  • Provenance: Ewha Womans University Museum
  • Type: Woodwork
  • External Link: Ewha Womans University Museum

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