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Cap for acupuncture needle case (set with F1917.538)
12th-13th century

Unidentified, Korean
Goryeo period

Gilt silver
H: 7.2 W: 1.3 cm

Gift of Charles Lang Freer F1917.539

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Emblematic long life, the crane design on this case for needles used in acupuncture therapy reflects the health-giving properties of the treatment.