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Antique Jewelry Box with Mother of Pearl Lacquer Long Life Animals
 
Lavishly ornamented with mother of pearl patterns, this exquisite wooden antique jewelry box consists of four drawers and a jewelry case containing a design of sipjangsaeng, 10 creatures that ancient Koreans, influenced by the Taoist philosophy, believed were created to enjoy eternal youth: sun, stone, water, cloud, pine tree, deer, bulnocho ('herb of eternal youth'), turtle, crane, and mountain. Inspired by the belief in a Taoist utopian world resided by Taoist elders who had found the secret of eternal life, ancient Koreans revealed their dreams of such a world through the 10 creatures. Read More

Size: 9.6"W x 5.1"D x 5.5"H (24.5 x 13 x 14cm)
 
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Item number: 3261
 
 
 
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