Blanket Chest (Bandaji)
Artist/maker unknown, Korean
Made in Korea, Asia Period:
Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)Date:
Late 19th - early 20th centuryMedium:
Pine with iron fittingsDimensions:
26 1/4 x 43 x 16 inches (66.7 x 109.2 x 40.6 cm)Curatorial Department:
East Asian ArtObject Location:
Currently not on viewAccession Number:
Gift of Marvin Lundy, 2002
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Sturdy 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.