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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1896,0511,0.15.1

  • Description

    Bird and flower painting. Inscription. Painted in ink and colours on silk.

  • Producer name

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 39.1 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 26.5 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 55.7 centimetres (album)
    • Width: 40.5 centimetres (album)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        left side
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        題款:春暈冰消倚竹紙,羅浮卻似武陵溪。詩人從此來相覓,雪滿空山不復迷。鉉。
      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        鈐印:茝谷 (ChaiGu), 夏文鉉 (Xia Wenxuan), 寒□□
      • Inscription Comment

        3 seals. 1: carved in relief in the shape of a gourd (朱文葫蘆印). 2 and 3 carved in intaglio (白文).
  • Bibliography

    • Suzuki 1982 E15-298 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1896

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1896,0511,0.15.1

  • Additional IDs

    • Ch.Ptg.132 (Chinese Painting Number)
Flower and bird. Ink and colours on silk.

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Flower and bird. Ink and colours on silk.

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