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Quiver

19th century, Bamboo with carved decoration in low relief

(H)970mm x (D)70mm

This carved quiver (hwasaltong) made of bamboo decorated in dragons, tiger, and the Ten Symbols of Longevity.

 

The motifs are carved in low relief in the bamboo stem, three nodes long, while the background is covered by black lacquer. The head of the half-round closing cap made of wood is shaped like a head of dragon seen from below.