Skip Navigation or Skip to Content

Keyword search

Advanced search

Image © National Museums Scotland

View full screen

Box

Description

Circular lidded box of black lacquered wood, inlaid in mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell and metal wire (najeon chilgi) on exterior with two dragons, and on interior with birds: Korea, Joseon Dynasty, early 20th century

Museum reference

A.1988.168

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Box

Production information

Korea, East Asia

Date

Early 20th century

Style / Culture

Joseon Dynasty, Korean

Materials

Wood, Lacquer, Gold, Mother of pearl, Tortoiseshell, Copper

Physical description

Brown lacquer, wood, mother of pearl, tortoise shell, twisted copper wire ad shortestein

Exhibitions

  • Exploring East Asia (08 Feb 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Looking East: The Lady Ivy Wu Gallery (29 Jul 2011 - 08 Jun 2014)
    National Museum of Scotland

On display

national museum of scotland »
level 5 »
world cultures, exploring east asia

Back to top