Name Tablet


From: Korea

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Hopae 호패
Object Number 20099
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Korea
Date Made -1897
Section Asian
Materials Wood
Inscription Language Korean Language

Rectangular name tablet, hopae (호패). The inscription at the top reads, "Camp of the Royal Guards" and signifies that the holder belongs to that departmet of the Government service. To the right (reading from top to bottom) is the name of the position occupied by the holder, in this case a bugler. Then follows his name, his age, his height, and a description of his face (in this case showing that his face is full, beardless, and without moles or birth-marks.) On the opposite side is, on the right, his place of residence, and on the left, the date of issue.

Credit Line Gift of Dr. Eli B. Landis, 1897

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