국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Club with a Dragon-head Design
  • Exhibition Name

    Club with a Dragon-head Design

  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Wood

  • Category

    Military affairs - Warlike implements - Strike implement - club

  • Dimensions

    45.8x7.0cm

  • Accession Number

    Namsan 1730

  • Location

    Joseon III

Clubs like this one were used by night watchmen and police officers, and came in various shapes and sizes vary depending on the rank of the user and their function. Made of wood, its handle is shaped like a lotus bud and its end like a dragon’s head, distinguishing it from ordinary clubs.