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Ch'aekkori Screen Scholars' Paraphernalia (Ch'aekkòri)

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Title Ch'aekkori Screen
Scholars' Paraphernalia (Ch'aekkòri)
Date Mid- 19th century
Artist Artist/maker unknown, Korean
Description Korean literati of the Joseon dynasty greatly admired exotic goods imported from China and sought to surround themselves with the accoutrements of the Confucian scholar-official. They collected Chinese ceramics, scrolls, brush pots and inkstones, many of which are depicted in the screen type known as ch'aekkòri (scholar's books and utensils). These screens became extremely popular in Korea in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, often substituting for the expensive Chinese objects, and the painting styles range from very sophisticated to folk.
Format Mounted as a ten-fold screen
Medium Ink and color on silk

Each (Panel): 47 × 12 inches (119.4 × 30.5 cm)

Mount (Each): 68 × 17 inches (172.7 × 43.2 cm)

Classification Paintings
Credit Line 125th Anniversary Acquisition. Purchased with funds contributed by the Korean Heritage Group, the Hollis Family Foundation Fund, and the Henry B. Keep Fund, 2002
Source Philadelphia Museum of Art
Accession Number 2002-74-1
Geography Made in Korea, Asia
Context Dynasty: Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)