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Screen panel

Screen panel

  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    1800 - 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered silk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

One of four mounted panels from an embroidered screen of the Kilsangdo (auspicious images) type. Coloured silks on a cream-coloured background with characters alternating with stylised floral arragements.

Place of Origin

Korea (made)


1800 - 1900 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Embroidered silk


Height: 59.2 cm, Width: 32.2 cm

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1991/1823.

Embroidered screens of this type adorned the living quarters of queens and princesses in the late Chosôn period in Seoul. Executed by the court governess in charge of embroidery, the multi-coloured designs on each panel typically illustrate a four-line verse in Chinese characters of a song performed during court celebrations.

Descriptive line

Screen, silk with coloured embroidery depicting flowers and Chinese characters, Korea, 1800-1900

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Huh, Dong-hwa (Ho, Tong-hwa), Classical Korean Embroideries, Seoul(?):Korea-Britain Centennial Committee : International Cultural Society of Korea, 1984, chapter 7
Huh, Dong-hwa (Ho, Tong-hwa), The Collection of Traditional Embroideries in Korea Kyoto: Dohosha, 1982, pp116-125


Silk (textile); Silk thread



Subjects depicted

Floral patterns


Textiles; Embroidery


East Asia Collection

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