Writing Lesson Paper


From: Korea

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 15233
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Korean
Provenience Korea
Period Joseon Dynasty
Date Made 18th Century - 1892
Section Asian
Materials Paper | Ink
Inscription Language Chinese Language

Writing lesson, ink on paper. For school boys. Large stiff paper like a poster with large characters. Calligraphy practice sheet - brush and ink on paper. The characters are taken from the Qian zi wen 千字文 “1000-character text”, an old literacy primer, copied out with brush and ink six times: 外受傅訓,入奉母儀. “Outside the home, accept the instructions of your master; at home, honor your mother's model behavior.” This is followed by a row of unrelated zhi 之 “it”. Other smaller characters and hangul are at the bottom as well. The calligraphy is that of a child learner or possibly an adult foreigner.

Height 96 cm
Width 61.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Eli B. Landis, 1892

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