국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Memorial Tablet
  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Wood

  • Category

    life in society - life in ceremony - religious ceremonies - memorial tablet

  • Dimensions

    H. 86.0cm

  • Accession Number

    Sinsu 13618

During the Joseon Period, many temples kept a Buddha image flanked by two assistant Bodhisattvas, in front of which they erected a Buddhist altar called a sumidan. A tablet praying for the longevity of the king or the queen or the crown prince was usually placed on the altar. The Chinese characters on this tablet are a prayer for the longevity of the eldest member of the royal family.