Books and Scholars' Possessions

Title

Books and Scholars' Possessions

Subject

Books and scholars' posessions

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

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/73134

Contributor

Purchase, Shelby White Gift, 2005

Rights

© 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.

Identifier

Accession Number: 2005.385
Chaek-001

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

Files

chaekgado.jpg

Citation

Unidentified Korean artist, “Books and Scholars' Possessions,” The Museum of Korean Folk Art , accessed October 21, 2021, https://mokfa.omeka.net/items/show/6.