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Mythical Lion Ceremonial Flag

Joseon Dynasty

National Palace Museum of Korea

National Palace Museum of Korea

This ceremonial flag was used in the first-level (largest) and second-level processions. A mythical beast Baetaek was believed to appear during the reign of a venerable king. It was considered to be able to speak, be all-knowing, therefore, virtuous. The beast has been depicted to have a dragon head with blue hair and four feet.

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  • Title: Mythical Lion Ceremonial Flag
  • Date Created: Joseon Dynasty
  • Rights: National palace museum of Korea
  • Medium: Changdeok

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