Family of Tigers

Family of Tigers

1700s
Country
Korea
painting
ink and color on paper
Anonymous gift
1995.250
. Family of Tigers. 1700s. ink and color on paper. Anonymous gift. 1995.250.
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Dimensions
image height: 23 in, 58.4200 cm; image width: 14.625 in, 37.1475 cm; frame height: 33.625 in, 85.4075 cm; frame width: 19.25 in, 48.8950 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Family of Tigers Korea 1600s, Joseon dynasty Ink and color on paper Anonymous gift 1995.250 Now extinct, the Korean tiger was admired for its strength and independent spirit, and in folk paintings was often associated with the mountain deity, San Shin. In earlier centuries, paintings of tigers were displayed in Korean homes to celebrate the New Year. These images were intended to ward off evil spirits and served as guardians for the family household during the year ahead.
Known Provenance
At least 1970- ca. 1976, Emille Museum Collection in Seoul, Korea (entire collection owned by Dr. Zo Zayong [b.1926, d.2000]). At least 1985-1995, anonymous collector; 1995, DAM collection, anonymous gift.

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