University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 21574V
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
Woman
Trick
Parade
Gong
Length: 17.2cm
Width: 12.9cm

Description

This painting illustrates one of many games played in Korea during the 1800s. The man on the right is carrying a woman on his shoulders who is dancing. On the left, another man is playing ggweng-ga-ri (꽹과리), a small brass gong like instrument. 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. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 2, plate IIView 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. 2, plate IIView Objects cited in this Publication

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