Chin'gwang Wang, First Of The Ten Kings Of Hell
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Chin'gwang Wang, First of the Ten Kings of Hell
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Jin'gwang Wang
Work Type
painting, hanging scroll
late 14th century
Creation Place: East Asia, Korea
Koryŏ dynasty, 918-1392
Physical Descriptions
Hanging scroll; ink, colors, and gold pigment on silk; with a brush-written inscription reading "Che il Chin'gwang Wang" (Chinese, Di yi Qinguang Wang) in a rectangular red cartouche in the upper right corner
painting proper: H. 61.5 x W. 45 cm (24 3/16 x 17 11/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Nathan V. Hammer
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
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Publication History

Cheeyun Kwon, "The Ten Kings from the former Packard Collection: A Reassessment", Oriental Art (2005), Vol. LV, no. 2, pp. 28-36, p. 29, fig. 1a

Masterpieces of Goryeo Buddhist Painting: A Long Lost Look after 700 Years, exh. cat., National Museum of Korea (Seoul, 2010), p. 170 and p. 306, cat. 70

Exhibition History

The Arts of Korea, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 07/11/1992 - 01/31/1993

Special Exhibition of the Buddhist Paintings of the Goryeo Dynasty, National Museum of Korea, Seoul, 10/11/2010 - 11/21/2010

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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