University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:21574O
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Korean
Provenience: Korea
Pusan
Choryang
Maker: Chun-gŭn Kim
Period: Joseon Dynasty
Date Made: 1886
Early Date: 1886
Late Date: 1886
Section:Asian
Materials:Paper
Pigment
Technique:Watercolor
Iconography:Game
Men
Inscription Language:Korean Language
Chinese Language
Length: 18.1 cm
Width: 12.7 cm
Credit Line:Deposited by Miss M. A. Schufeldt, 1896

Description

This painting illustrates one of many games played in Korea during the 1800s. Three men in traditional Korean attire are seated together. While two men are playing bah-dook or pebble game (바둑), the man in green is watching them play. A title for the piece and an artist seal appear at the top right. Some of the lead white paint has blackened over time. There are 22 other watercolor paintings in the collection illustrating Korean games and rendered by the same artist, Gisan (기산) of Choryang, Korea.


Bibliography:

[Book] Culin, R. S. 1958. Games of the Orient.. Tokyo. Charles E. Tuttle Company. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 92, Fig. XXView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Culin, R. S. 1895. Korean Games, with Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 92, Fig. XXView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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