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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1978.484.91.1
Title
Portrait Photograph of King Ko-chong Wearing Royal Robes and Standing on a Carpet
Other Titles
Alternate Title: King Ko-chong (King Gojong, 1852-1919; r. 1864-1907)
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
c. 1857-1874
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Korea
Period
Chosŏn dynasty, 1392-1910
Culture
Korean
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/51973
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Albumen silver print
Technique
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
H. 13.6 x W. 10 cm (5 3/8 x 3 15/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from Widener Library, Harvard University
Accession Year
1978
Object Number
1978.484.91.1
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This photograph represents a mustachioed, middle-aged Korean gentleman standing in a room with a carpet on the floor and a plain backdrop at the rear. The gentleman wears the robes, belt, and boots of an official. Emblazoned with a dragon, a circular rank badge with scalloped edges appears on his chest; a similar but smaller dragon medallion appears on each shoulder. He wears a truncated conical hat. The attire-and particularly the dragon-embellished, circular rank badges-suggest that the gentleman likely is a royal prince.
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