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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1978.484.91.2
Title
Three Young Korean Women Wearing Traditional Robes, Sitting on Mats,and Preparing to Pound Cloth
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. 5.8 x W. 8.8 cm (2 5/16 x 3 7/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from Widener Library, Harvard University
Accession Year
1978
Object Number
1978.484.91.2
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The photograph depicts three young Korean women wearing traditional robes and seated outdoors. The women seemingly are two aristocratic women and one attendant; the aristocratic women perhaps are a mother (at the viewer's right) and a daughter (at the left). A roll of cloth occupies the center of the scene; each of the aristocratic women holds a slender wooden club for beating the cloth. Each woman sits on a woven bamboo mat; the bamboo mats rest on a large, coarsely woven mat (of straw?). The women's shoes appear at the front edge of the large mat, nearest the viewer.
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