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Ornamental Dagger Set

1880 - 1910 (made)
Place Of Origin

This ornamental dagger was worn by women from the upper class, symbolising fidelity. Jade was trimmed into a hexagonal shape and decorated with grass and flower patterns in openwork design. A gilt ring and a pick are attached to the dagger.


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Pick
  • Blade
  • Handle
  • Scabbard
Materials and Techniques
Physical Description
The set (in Korean, unjangdo) consists of a silver gilt knife with gilt mounts and a jade openwork-carved handle and sheath, and a silver-gilt tooth-pick.



Colour: White, silver
Dimensions
  • Length: 19cm
Summary
This ornamental dagger was worn by women from the upper class, symbolising fidelity. Jade was trimmed into a hexagonal shape and decorated with grass and flower patterns in openwork design. A gilt ring and a pick are attached to the dagger.
Collection
Accession Number
M.16SHEAT-1928

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record createdApril 12, 2000
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