A Very Rare Hand Carrying Paper Lantern(Jo-Jok Dyung);
Korean, Choson Dynasty, 19th Century
It is a very rare and an unusual hand carrying lantern for using women
in Choson dynasty, it is made with a bamboo frame work covered with
black colored and thick oiled paper decorated with eight trigrams and eight
floral head, geometric medallion designs(Auspicious Ideograph) in high relief technique on the body,
Inside, the candle is supported by a revolving clamp that allows the candle to
remain upright, irrespective of the direction the lantern swings, the wood handle applied with lacquer. It is in good condition with just minor damages related
with old age. It measures 14" long and 8" d.
*** This type of hand carrying oiled paper lantern published only a collection of
the Peabody Museum of Salem in Massachusetts from outside Korea.