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Tigers

Artist/maker unknown, Korean

Geography:
Made in Korea, Asia

Period:
Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)

Date:
Late 19th - early 20th century

Medium:
Ink and color on paper

Dimensions:
17 x 19 1/4 inches (43.2 x 48.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 242, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:
2006-30-2

Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Andrew Byoung Soo Kim and Mrs. Wan Kyun Rha Kim in honor of James and Agnes Kim, 2006

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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.


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