국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Compass
  • Exhibition Name

    Compass

  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Wood

  • Category

    Science & technology - Geography - Azimuth - Compass

  • Dimensions

    D. 9.8cm, T. 3.0cm

  • Accession Number

    Gu 2228

  • Location

    Joseon III

This is a portable compass made during the late Joseon Period. Its lid is adorned with the Ten Longevity Symbols, including the Sun, stone, water, cloud, pine tree, deer, turtle, crane, and peach. The map of a city is exquisitely inscribed at the bottom of the compass’s body.