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Pendant with Incense Pouch

unknownKorea, Joseon Dynasty

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

This is a pendant with an incense pouch where the lid was embroidered with a bat design in silver thread. Bat designs has commonly been used as a decorative pattern on various places to symbolize “fortune/luck,” as “fortune (福 fú)” and “bat (蝠 fú)” are pronounced the same.

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  • Title: Pendant with Incense Pouch
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: Korea, Joseon Dynasty
  • Physical Dimensions: h22.3 cm
  • Provenance: Sookmyung Women's University Museum
  • Type: embroidery

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