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From: Korea

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 16806B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Korean
Provenience Korea
Date Made 18th Century - 1893
Section Asian
Materials Silk
Iconography Wang Ling Guan王靈官

Flag with “Numinous Official Wang” (Wang Ling Guan王靈官). This is one of a set of a set of five flags showing the “deities of the five directions”: General Wen (Wen Yuanshuai 溫元帥) for the East; Numinous Official Wang for the Center, General Guan (Guan Yuanshuai 關元帥) for the South, General Ma (Ma Yuanshuai 馬元帥) for the West, and Zhao Xuantan 趙玄壇 for the North. Numinous Official Wang is shown carrying what seems to be a scroll. Natural ground, imagery of a man wearing blue, green and orange robes. Riding a horse, man is holding a scroll in one hand. Multi-colored clouds surround the image. Bordered on three sides by wide cut fringe, three sets of leather ties along one edge.

Length 146 cm
Width 94 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Korean Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

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