The art of Korea at Topkapı
Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace is hosting for the first time the magnificent art of Korea.
The exhibition “Majesty and Grace: The Art of Korea,” which is being jointly organized by the Korean Culture, Sports and Tourism Ministry, the Korean National Museum and the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry, is on display at the Has Ahırlar section of the palace.
The show features a total of 165 artifacts, including those regarded as the national treasures of Korea, in five different sections. Among the items are objects unearthed from royal graves, traditional accessories symbolizing power, objects symbolizing Buddhism, the first religion in old Korea, and pots and porcelain reflecting local life in Korea.