University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 21574C
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Korea
Maker: Chun-gŭn Kim
Period: Joseon Dynasty
Date Made: 1886
Early Date: 1886
Late Date: 1886
Length: 17.6cm
Width: 13.3cm
Other NumberBatch 1 - Other Number


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


[Book] Culin, R. S. 1958. Games of the Orient. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 32, plate VIIView Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Culin, R. S. 1895. Korean Games, with Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 32, plate VIIView Objects cited in this Publication

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