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Treasure Chest with the Ten Symbols of Longevity in Mother-of-Pearl Inlay

Unknownearly 20th century C.E. - early 20th century C.E.

Ewha Womans University Museum

Ewha Womans University Museum
Seoul, South Korea

This small but ornate treasure cabinet from Japan has hidden drawers inside so as to keep jewels and important documents. This treasure chest has mother-of-pearl inlay inside the front panels, displaying various contents like a picture. There is splendor upon opening the front panels decorated with ten symbols of longevity, since the design presents several images on a single plane resembling an unfolded picture book.

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  • Title: Treasure Chest with the Ten Symbols of Longevity in Mother-of-Pearl Inlay
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: early 20th century C.E. - early 20th century C.E.
  • Physical Dimensions: w78.8 x h66.2 cm
  • Provenance: Ewha Womans University Museum
  • Type: Woodwork
  • External Link: Ewha Womans University Museum

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