University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 21574G
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:Bow
Men
Length: 17.3cm
Width: 12.7cm

Description

Two men in traditional Korean attire can be seen seated together. The man on the left, han-ryang (한량), which means “unoccupied fellow,” appears to be waiting as the goong-jang-ee or the bow-maker (궁장이) is working on his bow. 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. 64, plate XIVView 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. 64, plate XIVView Objects cited in this Publication

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