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© National Palace Museum, Royal Seals

Royal Seal and Investiture Book Collection of the Joseon Dynasty

Registration year: 2017
Submission year: 
2016

This is a collection of royal seals and investiture books created for the royal sovereigns of Joseon. The seals and books were bestowed to the kings and queens, commemorating their important lifetime occasions and ceremonies such as investitures and inauguration of official titles. The different names and titles invested to the king and queen were engraved into the seals, starting from the commencement as crown heir and even after the deaths of the bearer, composing an archive for both the individual and for the royal lineage as a whole. The investiture books and royal edicts are accompaniments to the seals providing description and justification of the names and ceremonial occasions. The seals and books were produced from the beginning of Joseon until the very end, coming down to the modern era for approximately 570 years.

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© National Palace Museum, Royal Seals
Royal Seals
© National Palace Museum

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© National Palace Museum, Royal Seals
Royal Seals
© National Palace Museum

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© National Palace Museum, Royal Seals
Royal Seals
© National Palace Museum

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© National Palace Museum, Royal Edicts
Royal Edicts
© National Palace Museum

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© National Palace Museum, Royal Edicts
Royal Edicts
© National Palace Museum

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© National Palace Museum, Royal Edicts
Royal Edicts
© National Palace Museum

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© National Palace Museum, Jade Books
Jade Books
© National Palace Museum

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© National Palace Museum, Jade Books
Jade Books
© National Palace Museum

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© National Palace Museum, Gold Books
Gold Books
© National Palace Museum

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© National Palace Museum, Gold Books
Gold Books
© National Palace Museum

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© National Palace Museum, Bamboo Books
Bamboo Books
© National Palace Museum

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© National Palace Museum, Bamboo Books
Bamboo Books
© National Palace Museum
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