金石集帖 天
『금석집첩 천』

Kyoto University Library acquired “금석집첩・속첩 (金石集帖・續帖||Korean Metal/Stone Rubbings Collection)” on April 20, 1910. Although Dr. Ryu Imanishi (今西龍, 1875-1932) suggested that Jo In-young (趙寅永||조인영, 1782-1850) had compiled the collection under the then Korean king’s order, it is not confirmed with evidence; there is a possibility that the editor was in fact Kim Jaero (金在魯||김재로, 1682-1759). Presently, 200 volumes of the main part and 19 volumes of the follow-up part exist, while the other volumes are lost. Except for one volume held by Seoul National University, no other copy has not been located across the world, which put even more significance on this only existing copy.

The features and the importance of the collection are as follows:

  1. The collection consists of the rubbings of inscriptions engraved on metal or stone memorials throughout Korea.
  2. The main part is considered to have been created in the middle of the 18th Century, with the follow-up part that includes rubbings in the former half of the 19th Century added later. Today, some of the memorials have been lost or deteriorated to illegible. Therefore, this is the only copy that shows what was originally inscribed there.
  3. The content covers from the Silla Era to the end of the Joseon Dynasty.
  4. The content is categorized into sections such as imperial mausoleums, royal families, lords, princes, ancient sages, academic disciplines and others. The subjects described there range from persons to temples, achievements, good government and historic sites.
  5. The editors and calligraphers are the first-class academics in Korea at the time. The collection can be used for the practice or appreciation of calligraphy, because it includes memorials for which characters were gathered from the writings by famous Chinese calligraphers, such as Wang Xizhi(王羲之, 303–361), Yan Zhenqing (顔真卿, 709–785), Liu Gongquan (柳公権, 778–865), Su Shi (蘇軾, 1037-1101) and Zhao Mengfu (趙孟頫, 1254-1322).
  6. In general, inscriptions engraved on metal or stone have more credibility than documents written on nondurable materials and thus are valuable as the primary sources of the past.

(Provisional translation of the Japanese article by Prof. Yukio Fujimoto, Emeritus Professor of the University of Toyama)

 

Restoration and Digitization of Korean Metal/Stone Rubbings Collection

“금석집첩・속첩 (金石集帖・續帖||Korean Metal/Stone Rubbings Collection)” was digitized and made public under the project based on the agreement between Kyoto University Library, the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University and the Research Institute of Korean Studies, Korea University in January 2019.
Reference: 경도대본(京都大本) 『금석집첩(金石集帖)』(Center for Overseas Resources on Korean Studies, Korea University)

The following 20 volumes were restored by using traditional papermaking techniques. The documents written inside of the pages were also digitized in the process of the restoration and have been made public.

漉き填め修復
Restoration

 

 
漉き填め修復
Documents written inside of the pages

 

 
糸綴じ
Binding

 

Record ID Title (Chinese characters) Title (Korean) Creator Call No. Registration No.
RB00024956 金石集帖 昃 금석집첩 측 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:90090
RB00024962 金石續帖 來 금석속첩 래 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:90090
RB00024978 金石集帖 騰 금석집첩 등 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:93224
RB00025012 金石集帖 鱗 금석집첩 인 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:90090
RB00025019 金石集帖 帝 금석집첩 제 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:90090
RB00025023 金石集帖 皇 금석집첩 황 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:90090
RB00025030 金石集帖 衣 금석집첩 의 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:90090
RB00025032 金石集帖 推 금석집첩 추 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:90090
RB00025035 金石集帖 國 금석집첩 국 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:90090
RB00025042 金石集帖 伐 금석집첩 벌 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:90090
RB00025045 金石集帖 發 금석집첩 발 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:90090
RB00025053 金石集帖 拱 금석집첩 공 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:90090
RB00025070 金石集帖 鳴 금석집첩 명 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:90090
RB00025080 金石集帖 草 금석집첩 초 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:90090
RB00025092 金石集帖 五 금석집첩 오 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:90090
RB00025093 金石集帖 常 금석집첩 상 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:90090
RB00025113 金石集帖 罔 금석집첩 망 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:93224
RB00025153 金石集帖 聲 금석집첩 성 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:93224
RB00025160 金石集帖 [千字文不明] 금석집첩 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:93224
RB00025161 金石集帖 [千字文不明] 금석집첩 [金在魯編] 8-50/キ/貴別 RGTN:93224


 

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