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Jojokdeung (Portable lantern)
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is a commonly used household implement, which is representative of the daily life of the Korean people.

History of the Object
The literal meaning of Jojokdeung is something that lights up the front of one’s feet. It has several different names: jojokdeung, dojeokdeung and backdeung. It is round in shape and its diameter is 30 cm. The handle is about 20 cm long and there is an opening opposite the handle. A metal candle stick inside the lantern was scientifically designed. The stick was designed to keep the candle lighted despite constant movement by making it level with the ground. This piece is made of bamboo and covered with several layers of oil‐paper on the surface. The layers of oil‐paper make it waterproof. There are small holes on the upper body of the lantern for the purpose of ventilation. Around the body of the lantern are stylized designs signifying longevity.

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Type
Other 
Materials
Wood and paper 
Measurements
Height 37 cm., Diameter 16cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 14th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
14th Century - 20th Century; Joseon(1392-1910) 
Function
Jojokdeung is a portable lantern. 
Acquisition
This piece was transferred to NFMK from the Korea Electronic Power Corporation. 
Copyright
Government of the Republic of Korea 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
 
Museum
National Folk Museum of Korea 
Credit line
National Folk Museum of Korea 

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