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Sipjangsaeng(Ten Symbols of Longevity) Folding Screen
ewhamuse11. Shipchangsaeng
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

On this folding screen, a court garden is depicted in deep colors as the world of the immortals, full of symbols of eternal life such as the sun, water, stones, mountains, clouds, pine trees, herbs of eternal youth, and cranes.

History of the Object
Paintings of the ten symbols of longevity were used during celebrations of the Lunar New Year, or bestowed as gifts from the royal family.

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Type
Painting 
Materials
Ink and colors on silk 
Measurements
Width:416.0cm, Height:166.0cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
Joseon, late 19th-early 20th century C.E. 
Function
Painting  
Acquisition
Donated in 1998 
Copyright
Ewha Womans University Museum  
Acknowledgements
Ewha Womans University Museum, Engagement with Korean Art : 100 Masterpieces from the Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, 2007  
Owner
Ewha Womans University Museum 
Museum
Ewha Womans University Museum 
Credit line
Ewha Womans University Museum  

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