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Anat Cell Biol

Published online August 8, 2022

https://doi.org/10.5115/acb.22.094

Copyright © Korean Association of ANATOMISTS.

A portrait drawing of the 17th century Korean scholar based on craniofacial reconstruction

Joon Yeol Ryu1 , A Young Yoon2 , Yeon Kyung Park1 , Won Joon Lee3 , Mi Kyung Song4 , Jong Ha Hong5 , Eun Jin Park6 , Soon Chul Cha7 , Dongsoo Yoo8 , Myeung Ju Kim9 , Dong Hoon Shin10

1Department of Forensic Medicine, National Forensic Service, Wonju, 2Visual Communication Design, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, 3Department of Forensic Medicine, National Forensic Service Seoul Institute, Seoul, 4Department of Fashion Design & Marketing, Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, 5Institute of Korean Archaeology and Ancient History, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, 6Gumi City Hall, Gumi, 7Seorabeol Institute of Cultural Heritage, Gyeongju, 8Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, 9Department of Anatomy, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, 10Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Correspondence to:Won Joon Lee
Department of Forensic Medicine, National Forensic Service Seoul Institute, Seoul 08036, Korea
E-mail: ttolong2@gmail.com
Dong Hoon Shin
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 03080, Korea
E-mail: cuteminjae@gmail.com

Received: May 9, 2022; Revised: June 16, 2022; Accepted: June 16, 2022

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

As a technique mainly hiring in forensic investigation field to identify the descents, craniofacial reconstruction (CFR) is also used in archaeology to create the faces from ancient or medieval human remains, when there is little information about his/her appearance. Eung-Cheok Ko (1531–1605) was a writer and scholar in the mid Joseon period. In January of 2019, His mummified body was found at Gumi, Kyeonsangbuk-do, Korea. The remains were anthropologically examined, and archaeological CFR was also requested for this case. This report reveals the case’s facial reconstruction process and his portrait that is drawn based on the 3-dimensional CFR result.

Keywords: Craniofacial reconstruction, Mummies, Korea, Portrait, Joseon period

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