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Rubbing

Object Number:29-25-15
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Korean
Provenience: Korea
Gyeongju
Date Made: Early 20th Century?
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Paper
Technique:Rubbing
Iconography:Snake
Height: 89 cm
Width: 49 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1929
Other Number:CG98-1-135H - Found in Collection Number

Description

The snake from a set of twelve rubbings of the stone reliefs showing the East Asian zodiac animals at the tomb of Kim Yusin, Gyeongju, Korea. The rubbings are accompanied by a hand-written note which reads: "No. 11. Rubbings of reliefs from a King's Tomb near Keishū [i.e. Gyeongju 慶州]. Purchased from the museum at Keishū for 6 yen. (not the King's Tomb near Bukkokuji [i.e. Bulguksa 佛國寺] but a similar one north.)" Two pieces of paper joined together near bottom. Standing figure with snake head holding sword in right hand and left hand is empty.

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