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"Hyo Je" Folding Screen
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The eight letters, Hyo, Je, Chung, Shin, Ye, Eui, Yeom, and Chi meaning respectively filial piety, brotherly affection, loyalty, faith, propriety, righteousness, and collectively a sense of shame for the last two are made as iconic letters which convey various ideas. It is to be unfolded in the childrens' room to encourage them to learn the meaning of the letters and apply them as principles of life. This is also related to the Confucian ideology of the Joseon

History of the Object
The museum purchased it when the museum opened in 1991.

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Type
Calligraphy 
Materials
Color on paper 
Measurements
39.2 X 62 X 8 cm. 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 14th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
14th Century - 20th Century; Joseon Period (1392-1910) 
Function
Appreciation, Education 
Acquisition
Purchased in 1991 
Copyright
Geoje Museum 
Acknowledgements
Geoje Museum 
Owner
Suwon Hwang/Geoje Museum 
Museum
Geoje Museum 
Credit line
Geoje Museum 

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