University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 21574U
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:Men
Board Game
Length: 18.1cm
Width: 12.4cm

Description

This painting illustrates one of many games played in Korea during the 1800s. Two men in traditional Korean attire can be seen playing jang-gi or Korean chess(장기). The man in the purple is making his next move while the man in the blue watches on. The man in the green watches them play the game. Some of the lead white paint has blackened over time. 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.


Bibliography:

[Book] Culin, R. S. 1958. Games of the Orient. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 90, plate XIXView 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. 90, plate XIXView Objects cited in this Publication

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