East Asian Art
Blanket Chest (Bandaji)Made in Korea, Asia
Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), Late 19th to early 20th century
Artist/maker unknown, Korean
Pine with iron fittings
2002-144-1Gift of Marvin Lundy, 2002
LabelSturdy chests such as this one, with a front door that opens downward, were designed to store blankets and clothing. Auspicious symbols, many signifying longevity, frequently decorated the metal hardware. Indeed, the large hinges on this bandaji feature the Chinese character “shou,” meaning long life.
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