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White Jade Hairpin of Princess Hwayu

18th century

National Palace Museum of Korea

National Palace Museum of Korea

The head of this silver hairpin is sculpted to resemble a long pomegranate blossom and its seeds with white jade. This relic is one of the burial items recovered from the grave where Princess Hwayu (10th daughter of King Yeongjo, 1740-1777) and her husband Hwang In-jeom (Unknown-1802) were interred together. More than 30 relics that the Royal pair would have used in their lifetime, including stationery, accessories, and pottery, were discovered from their grave. Some are considered to be items that Hwang had brought back from China of Qing Dynasty where he visited a number of times.

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  • Title: White Jade Hairpin of Princess Hwayu
  • Date Created: 18th century
  • Rights: National palace museum of Korea
  • Medium: Ornamental accessories

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