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- n. A Korean funerary figure believed to protect, serve and care for the deceased in the immediate afterlife.
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Artwork used to decorate funeral biers, called kkoktu, is on display at Wake Forest's Museum of Anthropology in the exhibit Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Jourey to the Other World.
"Particularly significant are the mechanisms used to ease the transition from one state of being to another, for the dead as well as the mourners," Horlyck said of the kkoktu.
The exhibit, which runs until May 16, features 19 th - and early 20 th - century kkoktu - Korean artwork used to decorate funeral biers.