University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 21574I
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:Game Board
Game
Men
Length: 17.2cm
Width: 12.6cm

Description

This painting illustrates one of many games played in Korea during the 1800s. Two men in traditional Korean attire can be seen playing jonggyeongdo or Korean game of dignitaries (종경도). While the man on the right is holding what appears to be a die (종경도 주사위) in his hand, figuring out his next move, the man on the left watches on waiting for his turn. 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. 78, plate XVIView 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. 78, plate XVIView Objects cited in this Publication

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