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Forbidden City

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1995,1113,0.5.1-4

  • Title (object)

    • Forbidden City
  • Description

    Four hanging scrolls, showing the Forbidden City in Peking (Beijing). Painted in ink and colour on silk.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1986-2000
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 142.5 centimetres (no.1,image)
    • Width: 41 centimetres (no.1,image)
    • Height: 238 centimetres (no.1,scroll)
    • Width: 55.1 centimetres (no.1,scroll)
    • Height: 139 centimetres (no.2,image)
    • Width: 42 centimetres (no.2,image)
    • Height: 142 centimetres (no.4;c.)
    • Width: 41 centimetres (no.4;c.)
    • Height: 238 centimetres (no.2,scroll)
    • Width: 55.5 centimetres (no.2,scroll)
    • Height: 141.5 centimetres (no.3,image)
    • Width: 40.5 centimetres (no.3,image)
    • Height: 237 centimetres (no.3,scroll)
    • Width: 55.5 centimetres (no.3,scroll)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Position

        bottom right corner
      • Inscription Content

        無款,右下角鈐「海鍾」(白文)。
      • Inscription Comment

        the first hanging scroll, no inscription, a seal at the bottom right corner in intaglio
      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Position

        bottom right corner
      • Inscription Content

        無款,右下角鈐「海鍾」(白文)。
      • Inscription Comment

        the second hanging scroll, no inscription but a seal at the bottom right corner in intaglio
      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Position

        bottom right corner
      • Inscription Content

        無款,右下角鈐「海鍾」(白文)。
      • Inscription Comment

        the third hanging scroll, no inscription but a seal at the bottom right corner in intaglio
  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1994

  • Acquisition notes

    Acquired in March 1994 as part of field trip. Central Funds.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1995,1113,0.5.1-4

  • Additional IDs

    • Ch.Ptg.Add.633 (Chinese Painting Additional Number)

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