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Traditional military skills such as archery remained part of the training of Korean aristocrats even after those skills had fallen out of use in modern combat. This decorative quiver would have held arrows for use in refined sporting competitions. It would have hung over the shoulder on a strap that is now gone. Its bamboo body has carved line drawings of the ten traditional symbols of longevity, including the pine tree, deer, and crane, while its latch is in the form of another long-lived beast, the tortoise.
MEDIUM Brass, bamboo and wood
DATES 19th century
DYNASTY Joseon dynasty
DIMENSIONS 2 3/16 x 38 9/16 in. (5.5 x 98 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert S. Anderson
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CAPTION Quiver, 19th century. Brass, bamboo and wood, 2 3/16 x 38 9/16 in. (5.5 x 98 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert S. Anderson, 84.244.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.244.4.jpg)
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