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Treasure Chest with the Ten Symbols of Longevity in Mother-of-Pearl Inlay
ewhamuse21_Treasure Chest in Mother-of-Pearl Inlay
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Behind the front door the ten symbols of longevity, such as the deer, bamboo, bird, butterfly, and flower, are revealed like a picture album.

History of the Object
This small but ornate treasure cabinet from Japan has hidden drawers inside so as to keep jewels and important documents.

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Type
Other 
Materials
Black lacquered wood 
Measurements
Length:80.2cm, Width:78.8cm, Height:66.2cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
Joseon, 19th century C.E. 
Function
 
Acquisition
Donated in 1971  
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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