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Tigers

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Title Tigers
Date Late 19th - early 20th century
Artist Artist/maker unknown, Korean
Description The tiger has enjoyed wide popularity in Korean art and literature since ancient times. The belief that these animals hold the power to repel evil spirits encouraged the mass production of folk-style tiger paintings, which were displayed in Joseon households on New Year’s Day.
Medium Ink and color on paper
Dimensions 17 x 19 1/4 inches (43.2 x 48.9 cm)
Classification Paintings
Credit Line Gift of Dr. Andrew Byoung Soo Kim and Mrs. Wan Kyun Rha Kim in honor of James and Agnes Kim, 2006
Source Philadelphia Museum of Art
Accession Number 2006-30-2
Geography Made in Korea, Asia
Context Dynasty: Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)
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