국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Writing Desk
  • Exhibition Name

    Reading Table

  • Culture/Period

    Japanese Colonial Period

  • Materials

    Wood

  • Category

    religion - Buddhism - ceremony - others

  • Dimensions

    H. 33.6cm, 33.0x80.0cm

  • Accession Number

    Sinsu 9498

  • Location

    Kim Chong-hak Gallery

This is a kind of reading desk used in a Korean traditional house. Originally, such desks were used by Buddhist monks when reading Buddhist scriptures at a temple, but they were adopted for use in the men’s quarters of private residences in the 16th century. The raised end at each side is designed to prevent scrolls from rolling off the end of the desk.