Korean Antiquities to Go on Show in San Francisco

      June 14, 2013 10:52

      Over 100 relics from the royal court of the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910) will be showcased in San Francisco this fall. The special exhibition will be held at the city's Asian Art Museum from Oct. 25 until Jan. 12.

      It will feature relics that were used in rites of passage and celebration ceremonies during the period and will occupy the museum's heavily-frequented ground floor.

      The pieces to be put on display will be loaned from 10 organizations including the National Museum of Korea, the National Palace Museum of Korea, and the National Folk Museum of Korea.

      This will also serve as an opportunity for art lovers in the U.S. to compare Korean artifacts from two different periods as another Korea-themed exhibition will take place around the same time there.

      The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will from Oct. 29 to Feb. 23 host an exhibition featuring over 100 artifacts excavated from royal tombs dating back to the Shilla Kingdom.

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