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Portrait of Lady Hong

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum

It is a portrait of a Chinese woman that shows the attire of Ming Dynasty women. It can be recognized that Hong was a person from the Ming Dynasty, as it is written on the right, 'Munmyeong Yu-in Hong, Saeng-oh-seong-hwa Jeonghae year December 20 Shin hour, Mor-eo Gajeong Shininsaeng August 15 Sa hour'. However, it is possible that the production date is during the Qing Dynasty, being a copy. The head has a phoenix decoration holding a long marble in its mouth. It has a Dallyeong collar, and has a wide and long sleeve. The Hyungbae has the characteristics of a fantastic giraffe, with a horn on the head, horizontal line on the neck, scales on the body, and the shape of the claw. The side opening appears to have a crease on the inside, and was worn with a long jacket with a cloud pattern and a yellow skirt with flower and treasure patterns in between.

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  • Title: Portrait of Lady Hong
  • Location Created: Qing Dynasty, China
  • Physical Dimensions: 130 cm x 165.8 cm
  • Rights: Gyeonggi Provinvial Museum
  • Medium: Colored on Silk

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