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Books and Scholars' Possessions

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Title Books and Scholars' Possessions
Subject Books and Scholars' Possessions
Date Early 20th century
Creator Unidentified Korean artist
Format Ten-panel folding screen; ink and color on silk
Type Painting
Description Paintings of Scholar's accouterments in Ten-panel folding screen; ink and color on silk by unknown Korean artist. Paintings of Distinctive objects appearing in this screen include (from right to left) three peacock feathers in a vase (panel 3), monochrome ink landscape paintings (panels 2 and 5), gold-painted black porcelain (panels 4, 7, and 10), a game board (panel 6), and a pendulum clock with Roman numerals and letters (panel 10). Two auspicious Chinese characters are repeated on vessels throughout the screen, one for longevity (壽 su in Korean; panels 1, 2, 8, and 9) and one for good fortune (福 bok in Korean; panels 1, 7, 9, and 10).
Publisher The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Contributor Purchase, Shelby White Gift, 2005
Rights © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Identifier Accession Number: 2005.385
Language Chinese
Period Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)
Culture Korean
Geographic Origin Korea
Medium Ten-panel folding screen; ink and color on silk
Dimensions Height: 175.3 cm, Width: 457.2 cm (69 in x 180 in) Overall
Height: 102.9 cm, Width: 31.8 cm (40 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in) Each
Collection Chaekgeori
(Paintings of books and scholar's accouterments)
Unidentified Korean artist, “Books and Scholars' Possessions,” The Museum of Korean Folk Art , accessed June 4, 2021, https://mokfa.omeka.net/items/show/6.