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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1978.484.90.1
Title
Three Korean Gentlemen Seated on the Veranda of a House (or Official Building)
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
c. 1857-1874
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Korea
Period
Chosŏn dynasty, 1392-1910
Culture
Korean
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Albumen silver print
Technique
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
H. 10.2 x W. 13.9 cm (4 x 5 1/2 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from Widener Library, Harvard University
Accession Year
1978
Object Number
1978.484.90.1
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This photograph represents three Korean gentlemen seated on the wooden floor (or stone steps?) of a veranda; seated outdoors, the gentlemen probably face a courtyard. The bearded, middle-aged gentleman in the center wears an official's robes, belt, and woven-horsehair hat. The square rank badge on his chest seems to represent an animal, which suggests that he is a military official. Two, younger, mustachioed men accompany him, one on his right and one on his left; they wear white robes and broad-brimmed hats. Each of the younger men holds a fan, one open, one closed.
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