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This laquer comb chest with mother-of-pearl inlays has images of phoenixes and their babies, and deer on the top drawer, and tortoises and mandarin ducks on the bottom drawer, each in a pair. The handles are in the shape of bats.<br />
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This ornate comb case glitters with the overall decoration of mother-of-pearl inlay. This case was used by women to store toiletries, such as cosmetics, combs, and oiled paper for collecting hair that falls off when combing (<em>toeballang</em>), etc. Four drawers of the case are arranged in three rows. The uppermost tier and lowest tier have one drawer each. These are decorated with auspicious images: mandarin ducks, deer, and turtles. At the second row, two drawers are decorated with hexagon patterns. Techniques such as <em>kkeuneumjil</em> (cutting thin nacre threads and attaching them according to the design) and <em>jureumjil</em> (cutting nacre according to the design with fretsaws, scissors, knives, etc. and attaching the piece to the lacquered surface) were use
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Comb Chest (Jage Bitjeup)
19th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
This mirror box is decorated with lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlaid designs. Thelid of the box opens upwards, and has brass hinges and a closure in the sahpe of a flower. The lower drawer has a handle in the shape of a bat.<br />
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This box has a mirror attached to the inside of its lid and was used by women. The box is decorated with hexagon and bamboo motifs by employing <em>kkeuneumjil</em> and <em>jureumjil</em> techniques. Hinges made of nickel are decorated with chiseled peonies on a ringmat ground. The corner brackets, or side wrappers, are in &ldquo;I&rdquo; shape. The single drawer has a handle in the shape of a bat, realistic to the extent of depicting antenna. Lacquer was heavily repainted on the base of the drawer. The frame of the mirror inside was decorated with fret-patterned band on left and right sides, and saw-tooth design on upper and lower sides.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 266]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Mirror Box
19th century
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
In this detail of a head we see a hand reach around it, cradling it from behind. The only visible features of the head are an ear and curly, dark hair that is adorned with pearls and clips.
Dotty Attie (American (North American))
Mother's Kisses: detail of hand on head
Museum Purchase