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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on April 21st, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Korean Imperial Throne In 1904

Throne of 'Kunjongjon' (Hall of Government) at 'Kyongbokkung' (Kyongbok Palace), which is a symbol of absolute royal sovereignty. Eight of the early Yi Dynasty kings were enthroned here, beginning with 'Chongjong' (2nd king, 1398-1400) and ending with 'Sonjo' (14th king, 1567-1608). 'In the center of the audience hall toward the rear is the king's throne. Behind the royal throne is a large painting depicting five peaks with pine trees and rivers flowing seaward. Two round circles at the top of either side of the painting represent the sun and moon, symbolic of west and east.' Source: Adams, Edward B. 'Palaces of Seoul : Yi Dynasty palaces in Korea's capital City', 1972, p. 22.

Via Cornell University Library.

By the way you can see what the palace and the throne room look like today at this link.

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