Shrine of Ancestors
Both images are virtual shrines for family ancestors. The spirits of the ancestors are represented by the memorial tablet in both images, while the one from China also contains human figures that symbolized male and female ancestors. Besides the tablet and the architectural structure, the Korean painting also contains offerings, such as food, flowers, and candles. Although the Chinese print does not show offering within the image, similar offerings would be placed in front of the image, to show the family’s filial piety toward their ancestors.