Ideographs of Eight Confucian Virtues (Munjado) (Translation)
孝悌文字圖屏風 朝鮮後期 八曲一屏 紙本設色 (Primary Title)

Unidentified (Artist)

19th century
Korean
Paintings
Screens
Works On Paper
Eight-panel folding screen; ink and color on paper
Korea
Overall (open): 49 1/2 × 136 5/8 in. (125.73 × 347.03 cm)
Overall: 49 1/2 × 17 11/16 × 5 5/8 in. (125.73 × 44.93 × 14.29 cm)
2017.179
Written in seal script, the eight Chinese characters read, from right to left: filial piety, brotherhood, loyalty, trust, propriety, righteousness, integrity, and sensibility. Known as the “eight virtues,” these words convey the moral, social, political, and philosophical beliefs integral to Confucianism, which influenced East Asian culture and history for thousands of years. Such screens first appeared in 18th-century Korea and furnished the living quarters of male scholars and officials, a practice that continued through the early 20th century.
Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
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孝悌忠信禮義廉恥 (Korean: 효제충신 예의염치; English: filial piety, brotherhood, loyalty, trust, propriety, righteousness, integrity, and sensibility)
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Endowment
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