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A Painting of the Messenger
Object 8
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Vivid red and greenish-blue colors are clearly visible, and the delicately drawn lines in the portrait particularly stand out.

History of the Object
The painting depicts a messenger dispatched by the King of the underworld and many other kings when a person dies. The messenger stands with a white horse.

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Type
Painting 
Materials
Colors on paper 
Measurements
Length: 101cm, Width: 68cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
Late 19th Century 
Function
Decoration for a room  
Acquisition
Purchased in Seoul  
Copyright
Bona Museum  
Acknowledgements
A Painting of the Messenger , Paintings, Folk Paintings, Bona Museum Collection, Graphicnet, Seoul, 2015 
Owner
Bona Museum 
Museum
Bona Museum 
Credit line
Bona Museum  

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