국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Chair Used for Ancestor Worship
  • Exhibition Name

    Ritual Chair

  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Wood - Persimmon Tree

  • Category

    Housing - Daily Utensils - Furniture - Chair

  • Dimensions

    H. 123.5cm, 63.2x37.3cm

  • Accession Number

    Sinsu 15908

  • Location

    Yu Kang-yul Gallery

Called gyoui in Korean, this kind of chair was used to place the mortuary tablet at a ritual of sacrificial offering or a funeral. This black lacquered chair is inscribed with mountains, clouds, and a rising sun on its top rail and has openwork grass and flower designs on its lower part. Each corner of the back support of the chair has been made to look like scrolling vines. Each side and the rear part of the rack where the mortuary tablet used to be placed are adorned with two and three holes resembling elephant eyes.