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The Fox and the Jewel (part 1)

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A fox with a jewel on its tongue writhes among twisting vines. Drawn with a nib and ink and digitally colored, this illustration was created as a part of a series representing Korean animal folk tales.

Print is sized at 9 x 12 inches.



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"The boy follows the strange girl to a graveyard when she disappears behind a large rock. Suddenly, she reappears and takes him into her arms. He tries to resist but cannot. As she kisses him he can feel her push and pull a jewel into his mouth, and he remembers a tale he had heard about the nine tailed fox. They were creatures known to carry jewels in their mouths that should a man swallow it and look at the sky, he would have all knowledge of Heaven. Should he swallow it and look at the ground, he would have the knowledge of the Earth. He quickly swallowed the jewel and tried to look into the sky, but in the girl’s panic she pushed him down and he looked at the ground and quickly passed out. When he awoke, day just began to break, and he ran toward the village and brought some farmers back to the graveyard. Since he now had the knowledge of Earth, he knew the fox had a den behind the large rock. They found the fox and killed it, and this is why today man has knowledge of the Earth but not of Heaven."

(Missed the beginning? Check out Part 1)
A fox with a jewel on its tongue writhes among twisting vines. Drawn with a nib and ink and digitally colored, this illustration was created as a part of a series representing Korean animal folk tales.

Print is sized at 9 x 12 inches.



Curious of the story?

"The boy follows the strange girl to a graveyard when she disappears behind a large rock. Suddenly, she reappears and takes him into her arms. He tries to resist but cannot. As she kisses him he can feel her push and pull a jewel into his mouth, and he remembers a tale he had heard about the nine tailed fox. They were creatures known to carry jewels in their mouths that should a man swallow it and look at the sky, he would have all knowledge of Heaven. Should he swallow it and look at the ground, he would have the knowledge of the Earth. He quickly swallowed the jewel and tried to look into the sky, but in the girl’s panic she pushed him down and he looked at the ground and quickly passed out. When he awoke, day just began to break, and he ran toward the village and brought some farmers back to the graveyard. Since he now had the knowledge of Earth, he knew the fox had a den behind the large rock. They found the fox and killed it, and this is why today man has knowledge of the Earth but not of Heaven."

(Missed the beginning? Check out Part 1)

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(7)
Reviewed by Tuong Hoang Ngoc
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 20, 2017
Friend really really enjoyed the print. Great quality and the colours are amazing!
The Fox and the Jewel (part 2)

Reviewed by Jolene Lujan
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 28, 2015
so cute! made a great gift for my go loving SO
Foxes Playing Baduk

Reviewed by sireine
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 31, 2015
This is a great print! Really unique artwork, arrived in good condition, will look great on my wall. Thanks!
Korean Dogs

Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 7, 2011
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The Fox and the Jewel (part 1)

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  • Materials: ink, digital
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