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Anonymous (Late 19th century)
Anonymous (Late 19th century)

Scholar's accouterments (Chaekgori)

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Anonymous (Late 19th century)
Scholar's accouterments (Chaekgori)
Eight paintings mounted as a eight panel-screen; ink and color on paper
41 ¾ x 12 in. (106 x 30.5 cm.) each
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Please note the dating of this lot is early 20th century rather than the dating in the catalogue description.

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The Chinese-style books on screens of this type are usually depicted closed, stacked in sets wrapped in slipcases. Joseon-dynasty scholars sat on thin cushions on the floor and worked at small, portable desks. Chaekgori is a Confucian theme, directly related to the scholarly aspiration of the landed gentry, the scholar-officials of the Joseon-dynasty government. Bookstack screens also were popular in the homes of commoners, where they symbolized the Confucian ideals of education and self-improvement.

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