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Yi bul Jang, a bed quilt case
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This bed quilt case is beautiful and well made. It is an important ancient artifact.

History of the Object
Yi Bul Jang is a blanket chest for keeping blankets and bed-linens. It is made of wood (generally using paulownia and pine). This one is made of red pine and has a two levels. Each level has a door and the first level has four drawers. There is a crane, a pine and bamboo carved on the upper door and a cloud and a crane are carved on the lower door. Each door hinge and corner is designed in brass ware. The door handles have lock equipment. Crane, bamboo and pine is Sib Jang Seng and means "long life".

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
wood, metal 
Measurements
Width 98.4cm Height 195.3cm Length 50.0cm  
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century; Joseon 
Function
for storing a bed quilt 
Acquisition
bought from the imperial in 1973 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Sejong university museum 
Museum
Sejong University Museum 
Credit line
 

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