Sin Yunbok 申潤福 (b. 1758). Selections from Hyewŏn chŏnsinch’ŏp 蕙園傳神帖. Circa 1805.
A close-up of Hojo nanggwan kyehoedo 戶曹郎官契會圖. 1550.
A gathering of middle-ranking bureaucrats in the Board of Personnel and their superior. There are ten entertainers (three are outside of this frame, preparing the delicacies to be served) for nine officials, because by convention the senior official was served by two entertainers.
Sŏgyŏng chŏndo 西京全圖. Probably early modern period.
An idealized depiction of P’yŏngyang. According to pseudo-legendary accounts Kija 箕子, a sagacious nobleman from North China Plain in high antiquity, migrated with his retainers to the Korean peninsula and established the utopian state of Chosŏn 朝鮮. The square-shaped fields within the outer city walls represent Kija’s well-field system.