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Lotus Leaf-shaped Table with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay
ewhamuse19_Lotus Leaf-shaped Table with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The table is curved and a pond, a lotus blossom, a lotus leaf, a lotus bud, and a poem on the order of the universe decorate the top surface.

History of the Object
This wooden table in the shape of a tree growing from the back of a turtle, a symbol of the earth, is unique for the additional branch decorated with a lotus bud.

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Type
Other 
Materials
Gingko Tree 
Measurements
Length:36.22cm, Width:22.0cm, Height:23.2cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
Joseon, early 20th century C.E. 
Function
 
Acquisition
Purchased in 1960  
Copyright
Ewha Womans University Museum  
Acknowledgements
Ewha Womans University Museum, Engagement with Korean Art : 100 Masterpieces from the Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, 2007  
Owner
Ewha Womans University Museum 
Museum
Ewha Womans University Museum 
Credit line
Ewha Womans University Museum  

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