|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Inscription Language:||Korean Language|
|Credit Line:||Deposited by Miss M. A. Shufeldt, 1896|
This painting illustrates one of many games played in Korea during the 1800s. A woman and a man in traditional Korean attire can be seen playing ssang-ryuk or double sixes, Korean backgammon (썅륙). While the woman contemplates her next move with a game piece in her hand, the man watches on contemplating his next move. It is quite similar to the English game of Backgammon. 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.
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