국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Wooden Tablet for the Longevity of Crown Prince
  • Exhibition Name

    Tablet for Long Life of Crown Prince

  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Wood

  • Category

    religion - Confucianism - the Festival of Confucius - mortuary tablet

  • Dimensions

    H. 57.5cm

  • Accession Number

    Sinsu 9637

  • Location

    Kim Chong-hak Gallery

This is a wooden tablet that was placed at a temple to pray for the crown prince’s longevity. It is set up on the back of a crouching lion with wide open eyes and gaping jaw. The vertically written Chinese characters contain a wish for the crown prince’s longevity. Its sides and top are adorned with a dragon playing with a magic bead, the herb of eternal youth, and clouds.