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Deer in a fantastic mountain scene
Place of Origin: Korea
Date: approx. 1700-1900
Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
Object Name: Hanging scroll
Materials: Ink on linen
Dimensions: H. 48 in x W. 17 in, H. 121.9 cm x W. 43.2 cm (overall), H. 26 in x W. 15 in, H. 66.0 cm x W. 38.1 cm (image)
Credit Line: Gift of the Asian Art Foundation
Department: Korean Art
Collection: Painting
Object Number: B67D14
On Display: No

Description

Label: This scroll appears to have been part of a multipanel screen of the ten longevity symbols. The mountains, yongji mushrooms, clouds, and deer are all typical motifs found in such screens. Many screens depicting the ten longevity symbols were painted during the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). Court artists painted them for use during New Year celebrations and as gifts to ministers on their sixtieth birthdays. The diagonally receding rocks in strong blues and greens are accentuated by the bright red of the sprouting yongji. Three deer (deer are considered sacred in Korean folk tradition) emerge from behind rocks in this imaginary land of immortality.
Label: This scroll appears to have been part of a multipanel screen of the ten longevity symbols. The mountains, yongji mushrooms, clouds, and deer are all typical motifs found in such screens. Many screens depicting the ten longevity symbols were painted during the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). Court artists painted them for use during New Year celebrations and as gifts to ministers on their sixtieth birthdays. The diagonally receding rocks in strong blues and greens are accentuated by the bright red of the sprouting yongji. Three deer (deer are considered sacred in Korean folk tradition) emerge from behind rocks in this imaginary land of immortality.