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Crown for the Royal Ceremonial Costume

Crown for the Royal Ceremonial Costume

late 1800s–early 1900s
Overall: 24.2 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm (9 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 7 in.)
Location: not on view


This is a set of royal ceremonial robe and accessories worn by a high-ranking court official for attending special state ceremonies. The set consists of an inner coat, an outer coat, a skirt, a back apron, a crown, a pair of jade tassels, a tablet, and a belt.
  • ?–1918
    (Acquired by Langdon Warner [1881–1955] in Korea for the Worcester R. Warner collection. Sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2014.
    Choe, Yeon-woo. "A Study on the Court uniform Worn by Government Officials in Late Joseon Dynasty [조선후기 관원 조복(朝服)의 구성과 형태 연구].” Hanbok munhwa (2015): 131-148.
    Ch'a, Mi-rae, Kwi-suk An, Cleveland Museum of Art, and 국외소재문화재재단. The Korean Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Edited by An Min-hŭi. First edition, English ed. Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Series, 16. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation, 2021. Mentioned and reproduced: p. 249, no. 138
  • Conversation about Diversity in Korean Embroidery Arts- Korean Gallery 236 Rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 27-October 27, 2020).
  • {{cite web|title=Crown for the Royal Ceremonial Costume|url=false|author=|year=late 1800s–early 1900s|access-date=20 July 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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