University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:21574C
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: 17.6 Centimeters/Inches
Width: 13.3 Centimeters/Inches
Credit Line:Deposited by Miss M. A. Schufeldt, 1896
Other Number:Batch 1 - Other Number

Description

Three men in traditional Korean attire can be seen doing ga-lae-jil or spade shoveling (가레질). The man in the right is shoveling what appears to be stones from the ground into a basket which is attached to ropes on both ends and held by other two men. Hyeng-ka-rai-tjil-tchi-ki (행가레질치기) was a form of punishment for the losers in games that derived itself from the practice of ga-lae-jil (가레질). The loser would be swung by four boys, each one taking an arm or leg until he becomes very tired. A title for the piece and an artist seal appear at the top right. There are 22 other watercolor paintings in the collection illustrating Korean games and rendered by the same artist, Gisan (기산) of Choryang, Korea.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Reconsidering Asian Material Texts Workshop (19 Apr 2013) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Culin, R. S. 1958. Games of the Orient.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Culin, R. S. 1895. Korean Games, with Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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