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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1978.484.90.2
Title
Sungnye Gate (Gate of Respecting Propriety)
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/52040
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Albumen silver print
Technique
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
H. 9.9 x W. 13.9 cm (3 7/8 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
1978.484.90.2
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This photograph represents the great South gate of Seoul; called Sung-nye-mun (Gate of Respecting Propriety) in Chosŏn times, it is called Nam-dae-mun (Great South Gate) today. The sign on the gate reads Sung-nye-mun, identifying the gate. Figures walk on the broad boulevard in the foreground, which is bordered by houses with thatched roofs.
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