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Third King of the Underworld (Songjae)
Third King of the Underworld (Songjae) , 18th century
Korean
Ink and color on silk
60 x 43 1/4 inches (152.4 x 109.9 cm) Mount: 75 9/16 x 50 1/4 inches (191.9 x 127.6 cm)
Gift of Mrs. W. James Anderson, Mrs. Samuel Bell, Jr., Mrs. Richard Drayton, and Charles T. Ludington, Jr., in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Townsend Ludington, 1970
1970-259-3
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Group Activity: Compare and Contrast

The two images below are of a small boy and an old king. How do the artists convey to us the characteristics of the boy versus those of the king? Make two lists of adjective or adjectival phrases on the blackboard, one describing the Boy Attendant and one describing the Third King of the Underworld. How are these two figures alike? How are they different? Be sure students describe their clothing, what each is holding, their poses and postures, facial expressions, hair, bodies, etc. How can we tell that one is a servant and one is a ruler? As a follow-up activity, students can select one of the two lists and draw a new character that embodies the qualities mentioned.
Third King of the Underworld (Songjae)
Third King of the Underworld (Songjae) , 18th century
Korean
Ink and color on silk
60 x 43 1/4 inches (152.4 x 109.9 cm) Mount: 75 9/16 x 50 1/4 inches (191.9 x 127.6 cm)
Gift of Mrs. W. James Anderson, Mrs. Samuel Bell, Jr., Mrs. Richard Drayton, and Charles T. Ludington, Jr., in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Townsend Ludington, 1970
1970-259-3
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Boy Attendant (Dongja)
Boy Attendant (Dongja), 18th - 19th century
Korean
Wood with painted decoration
16 1/4 x 8 x 8 inches (41.3 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)
Purchased with the John T. Morris Fund, 1965
1965-5-1
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