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    textile; jacket

    Uchikake quilted textile. Dyed silk embroidered pattern of bird?

    • Object type: textile; jacket
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Meiji Era
    • Production place: Japan
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    panel

    Panel (fragmentary). Not published. Painted in ink, colour on silk.

    • Object type: panel
    • Find spot: Qian Fo Dong
  • painting

    Fragmentary painting. Very poor condition. Ink and colours on silk. Not published.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: Qian Fo Dong
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    painting

    Painting. Fragments of silk painting.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Fragments of silk painting.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Fragments of silk painting.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Fragments of silk painting.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
  • prayer-scarf

    Scarf; silk; rectangular; with rectangular opening; at the corners, square, pale blue silk, sewn on with silk strings; an Arba Kanfoth, worn by males praying.

    • Object type: prayer-scarf
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Jewish
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    bag

    Bag; crimson silk embroidered in relief in various colours with silver thread and spangles; drawing in at neck; fringe at lower end.

    • Object type: bag
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    napkin

    Napkin; silk; cream; printed with view of Jerusalem and of holy sites in the city; inscription.

    • Object type: napkin
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Jewish
    • Production place: Israel
  • cap

    Round flat cap with brim, knitted wool, felted on the underneath of the brim, the remains of a silk facing or lining. Stained dark brown from bog acids. Round flat cap with narrow 30mm continuous brim with no splits, knitted in wool with...

    • Object type: cap
  • embroidery sample

    Two small panels of crimson satin embroidered with couched silver over a raised or padded ground and silver wire or strip wound round a bundle of silk threads. Each panel has an interlace pattern border which has been executed in pairs of...

    • Object type: embroidery sample
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    ribbon; badge

    Badge; gilt-metal; shield surmounted by two crowns; lion supporters scroll below with legend; coat of arms; red, black and white striped silk ribbon.

    • Object type: ribbon; badge
  • watch-paper

    Watchpaper; circular; embroidered silk, fringed edge attached to rectangular piece of card.

    • Object type: watch-paper
  • watch-paper

    Watchpaper; circular silk; embroidered with flowers and green border attached to a rectangular piece of card.

    • Object type: watch-paper
  • watch-paper

    Watchpaper; circular piece of silk gauze in-filled with wax(?) to produce a five-star pattern with inscription.

    • Object type: watch-paper
  • watch-paper

    Watchpaper; heavily embroidered scene of lady with wreath kneeling at tombstone.

    • Object type: watch-paper
  • watch-paper

    Watchpaper; pink silk backing, lace overlay.

    • Object type: watch-paper
  • watch-paper; print

    Watchpaper; silk.

    • Object type: watch-paper; print
  • watch-paper; print

    Watchpaper; printed on silk.

    • Object type: watch-paper; print
  • watch-paper; print

    Watchpaper; printed on silk.

    • Object type: watch-paper; print
  • watch-paper; print

    Watchpaper; printed on silk.

    • Object type: watch-paper; print
  • watch-paper; print

    Watchpaper; printed on silk.

    • Object type: watch-paper; print
  • watch-paper; print

    Watchpaper; printed on silk.

    • Object type: watch-paper; print
  • watch-paper; print

    Watchpaper; printed on silk.

    • Object type: watch-paper; print
  • watch-paper; print

    Watchpaper; printed on silk.

    • Object type: watch-paper; print
  • watch-paper; print

    Watchpaper with engraved lettering; mounted in an album printed on silk.

    • Object type: watch-paper; print
  • watch-paper; print

    Watchpaper with engraved lettering; mounted in an album printed on silk.

    • Object type: watch-paper; print
  • watch-paper; print

    Watchpaper with engraved lettering; mounted in an album printed on silk.

    • Object type: watch-paper; print
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    container

    JAPANESE EMBROIDERED BLUE SILK WATCH POUCH. . Blue silk container for watch; two cloth 'pockets' at either end, decorated with characters, flowers, fylfols and swastika.

    • Object type: container
    • Production place: Japan
  • spring-driven clock; pillar clock; paper-weight clock; cover; clock-case

    JAPANESE SHITAN-WOOD CASED SPRING-DRIVEN PAPER-WEIGHT CLOCK WITH EMBROIDERED SILK OUTER CASE. Paper-weight or doctor's clock; pillar clock type; spring driven. Shitan-wood case with draw in base for key and separate lid. Damask outer...

    • Object type: spring-driven clock; pillar clock; paper-weight clock; cover; clock-case
    • Production place: Japan
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    dummy watch

    SOVEREIGN CASE (?) IN SHAPE OF POCKET-WATCH. Dummy watch. White dial, black hands. Two blue silk compartments.

    • Object type: dummy watch
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    watch-case

    LEATHER COVERED OUTER CASE WITH PIQUÉ DECORATION, SILK LINING AND PAPIER MâCHÉ PADDING. Green leather covered outer case of watch; gold studs on back in star pattern.

    • Object type: watch-case
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    watch-case

    LEATHER COVERED BRASS-SHELLED PAIR-CASE WITH SILK LINING. Black leather covered outer case of watch; lined with faded pink silk.

    • Object type: watch-case
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    presentation-box

    WATCH PRESENTATION CASE. Watch-case only. Maroon leather covered case; silk lined; inscribed.

    • Object type: presentation-box
    • Producer: Lambert & Rawlings (Originally retailed by)
    • Production place: London
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    cloth

    Fragment of yellow silk, uneven simple tabby weave, with three groups of three narrow contrasting bands formed by thicker undyed weft threads. From a tunic, the bands would have been parallel to the side seam, the warp running horizontally....

    • Object type: cloth
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    textile; seal-case

    Textile fragment; silk; vesica-shaped; from a seal-case; consisting of two strips sewn together; decorated with crossed lines in green and yellow on a red ground.

    • Object type: textile; seal-case
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    textile; seal-case

    Textile fragment; silk; vesica-shaped; from a seal-case; consisting of two strips sewn together; decorated with abstract motifs in blue, green and yellow on a red ground.

    • Object type: textile; seal-case
  • textile; seal-case

    One of six irregular leaf-shaped silk and linen fragments; from a seal-case; decorated with geometric motifs in red, yellow and white on a brown ground.

    • Object type: textile; seal-case
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    textile; seal-case

    Textile fragment; silk; vesica-shaped; from a seal-case; decorated with floral(?) motifs in green and yellow on a pink ground.

    • Object type: textile; seal-case
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    textile; seal-case

    Textile fragment; silk; vesica-shaped; from a seal-case; decorated with abstract motifs in green and yellow on a red ground.

    • Object type: textile; seal-case
  • textile; seal-case

    One of six irregular leaf-shaped silk and linen fragments; from a seal-case; decorated with geometric motifs in red, yellow and white on a brown ground.

    • Object type: textile; seal-case
  • textile; seal-case

    One of six irregular leaf-shaped silk and linen fragments; from a seal-case; decorated with geometric motifs in red, yellow and white on a brown ground.

    • Object type: textile; seal-case
  • textile; seal-case

    One of six irregular leaf-shaped silk and linen fragments; from a seal-case; decorated with geometric motifs in red, yellow and white on a brown ground.

    • Object type: textile; seal-case
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    textile; seal-case

    Textile fragment; silk; vesica-shaped; from a seal-case; decorated with abstract motifs in green and yellow on a red ground.

    • Object type: textile; seal-case
  • textile

    Textile fragment; silk; decorated with motifs in purple and light blue on a green ground; fragment of design showing the feathered breast of a bird, parled collar, part of a half-opened wing, neck, and part of the head.

    • Object type: textile
  • textile; seal-case

    One of six irregular leaf-shaped silk and linen fragments; from a seal-case; decorated with geometric motifs in red, yellow and white on a brown ground.

    • Object type: textile; seal-case
  • textile; seal-case

    One of six irregular leaf-shaped silk and linen fragments; from a seal-case; decorated with geometric motifs in red, yellow and white on a brown ground.

    • Object type: textile; seal-case
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    textile; seal-case

    Textile fragment; silk; vesica-shaped; from a seal-case; consisting of two strips sewn together; decorated with abstract motifs in blue, green and yellow on a red ground.

    • Object type: textile; seal-case
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    textile; seal-case

    Textile fragment; silk; vesica-shaped; from a seal-case; consisting of two strips sewn together; decorated with abstract motifs in blue, green and yellow on a red ground; (now in 3 pieces separated).

    • Object type: textile; seal-case
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    textile; seal-case

    Four irregular leaf-shaped pieces of silk fragments design in green silk, outlined in yellow on a dark pink (originally red?) ground; from a seal-case; decorated with animal motifs in green and yellow on a red ground; frayed.

    • Object type: textile; seal-case
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    textile

    Small fragment of silk and linen with a design in dark blue, red, yellow and white. Central band of stylised forms, border with spade design.

    • Object type: textile
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Coptic
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    sash

    Sash; silk; red with geometrical design in black, white and green; Ancient Order of Foresters.

    • Object type: sash
  • book-cover

    Silver book-covers with pierced and engraved decoration on both sides of birds, flowers, cherub-heads and scrollwork and with oval central panels with a coat-of-arms on one side and a shield, monogram and date on the other. The convex spine...

    • Object type: book-cover
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    religious/ritual equipment; handkerchief

    Large square cloth, perhaps a napkin used by the bishop to wipe his hands during celebration, mainly undecorated linen, six dark blue weft faced narrow stripes parallel to upper and lower edges, a dark blue pinstripe with remnants of a warp...

    • Object type: religious/ritual equipment; handkerchief
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Late Christian Period
    • Find spot: Qasr Ibrim
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    textile

    Fragment of silk bearing six lines of Kufic text.

    • Object type: textile
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    strap

    Length of leather strap broken off at both ends, made of two strips joined by repair with leather thong overstitched. Traces of the joint for a further piece at the extreme end of the fragment. Elaborate pattern of small stitch slits with...

    • Object type: strap
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ottoman dynasty
    • Find spot: Qasr Ibrim
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    textile

    Textile, two decorated bands, made of linen and silk.

    • Object type: textile
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Coptic
    • Find spot: Akhmim
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    scarf

    Long, white greeting scarf (khatak).

    • Object type: scarf
    • Production place: Tibet
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    arm-guard

    Forearm-guard. Steel, worked in relief with panels of eagles swooping on prey and inscriptions of an invocatory nature. Inner quilting under red velvet lining has now disappeared. Mailed fist.

    • Object type: arm-guard
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Islamic
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    arm-guard

    Forearm-gueard. Borders damascened with gold in crude undulating rosette pattern. Mailed fist, quilted and lined with red silk.

    • Object type: arm-guard
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Islamic
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    coat-of-mail

    Chainmail jacket with cape, padded collar and short sleeves. Collar quilted and lined with red velvet.

    • Object type: coat-of-mail
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Islamic
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    pouch

    Pouch. Made of textile (velvet.embroidered), sequins.

    • Object type: pouch
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Islamic
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    coat-of-mail

    Mail shirt and trousers. Partly covered with fine silk woven with disk pattern in gold thread on crimson ground. Mail finely meshed, unrivetted.

    • Object type: coat-of-mail
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Islamic
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    pouch

    Pouch in two sections. Made of canvas covered with red ?silk figured with small repeated circles in ?silver thread (now faded to a dull orange). Edges bound with leather (green in places), appliqued with four lines of thin braid: grey, mid...

    • Object type: pouch
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Islamic
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    powder-flask

    Powder-flask. Made of horn, textile (velvet), textile (brocade.gold thread).

    • Object type: powder-flask
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Islamic
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    breast-plate

    Four plates of body-armour-breast, back and two side-pieces-carved with arabesque and scroll and very sparingly damascened in gold. Back covered with heavy silk brocade over cotton-wool padding.

    • Object type: breast-plate
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Islamic
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    textile

    Textile (fragment). Yellow silk.

    • Object type: textile
    • Find spot: Endere
  • shoe

    Quilted shoe. The shoe is made of two or three layers of cloth which were sewn together with an imbricated scale pattern. Sole and uppers were made in one piece with a join down the centre of the toes which was oversewn and then covered...

    • Object type: shoe
    • Find spot: Yar-khoto
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    textile

    Textile (fragment). Cocks and leaves. Made of figured textile (silk).

    • Object type: textile
    • Find spot: Qian Fo Dong
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    textile

    Textile (fragment). Lions. Made of figured textile (silk).

    • Object type: textile
    • Find spot: Qian Fo Dong
  • Scholar on a Mountain Ledge?; painting; fan; album

    Circular fan (one of three) mounted in album. Scholar on a mountain ledge. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting; fan; album
    • Producer: Dingshao Weng (Compare with); Ji Chang (Made by); Long Hongwen (Compare with)
    • Find spot: China
  • painting; hanging scroll

    Portrait of a gentleman, originally hanging scroll, now mounted and framed. Painted in ink and colours on silk. Inscription.

    • Object type: painting; hanging scroll
    • Producer: You Yingli (Made by)
    • Find spot: China
  • painting; hanging scroll

    Hanging scroll. Deity. Partly painted, partly embroidered. Sovme woven sections.

    • Object type: painting; hanging scroll
    • Find spot: China
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    ring; box

    Ring and box. From fruit stone. With leather jewellery box. Lined with silk. Carved.

    • Object type: ring; box
    • Find spot: China
  • pojagi; marriage equipment

    Wrapping cloth (pojagi). Made of red silk with blue border and red strip. Embroidered with decoration of a tree in polychrome silks. Embroidered by Madam, (a designated Important Intangible Cultural Asset).

    • Object type: pojagi; marriage equipment
    • Find spot: Seoul
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    tassel

    Tassel. Made of silk, wood, leather.

    • Object type: tassel
    • Find spot: China
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    fan

    Fan. Three upright fans of silk covered paper with wooden handles. Brightly coloured decoration.

    • Object type: fan
    • Find spot: Korea
  • painting; hanging scroll

    Hanging scroll. Ink and colours on silk. A boy sage riding on a goat and carrying suspended from a branch of plum-tree a cage containing a blackbird.

    • Object type: painting; hanging scroll
    • Producer: Han Gan 韓幹 (Attributed to)
    • Find spot: China
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    cover

    Stand cover. Set of red covers, one rectangular, six circular. Top embroidered with flowers, background filled with silver thread; red knotted fringe on three sides, flap on fourth. Made of silk and nylon embroidered on cardboard.

    • Object type: cover
    • Find spot: China
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    painting; fan; calligraphy; album

    Album.Circular fan. Calligraphy in seal script. Ink on silk.

    • Object type: painting; fan; calligraphy; album
    • Producer: Dingshao Weng (Made by); Ji Chang (Compare with); Long Hongwen (Compare with)
    • Find spot: China
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    Pine Branches; painting; fan; album

    Album. Circular fan. Ink and colours on silk. Pine branches.

    • Object type: painting; fan; album
    • Producer: Jin Bingzhi (Compare with); Xu Pengshou (Made by); Yu Liansan (Compare with)
    • Find spot: China
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    painting; fan; album

    Circular fan (one of three) mounted in an album. Narcissus and peony. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting; fan; album
    • Producer: Geng San (Compare with); Shifen (Compare with); Wang Zhensheng (Made by)
    • Find spot: China
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    painting; fan; album

    Circular fan (one of three) mounted in album. Regular script. Ink on silk.

    • Object type: painting; fan; album
    • Producer: Jin Bingzhi (Made by); Xu Pengshou (Compare with); Yu Liansan (Compare with)
    • Find spot: China
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    banner

    Pair of hanging banners in orange with embroidered heading and weight boards. The central panel has nine characters outlined in gold thread. All other decoration is floral. The backing is red cotton. Made of silk with wood, cotton, and...

    • Object type: banner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Buddhist
    • Find spot: China
  • banner

    Pair of Buddhist banners. Red and green silk with embroidered heading and weight boards. The head board is embroidered with a large, smiling bat and the weight board with 1.) a lion facing left; 2.) a lion facing right. the backing is pink...

    • Object type: banner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Buddhist
    • Find spot: China
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    banner

    Pair of hanging banners in red, green, with eight characters within roundels, embroidered heading and weight board. The backing is red cotton. Made of appliquéd silk with wood, cotton, and metal.

    • Object type: banner
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Buddhist
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Fragments of painting on silk and paper.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    valance

    Valance. Red valance with four empty roundels and figures in embroidery and gold thread; knotted fringe. Made of cotton, silk, nylon and cardboard.

    • Object type: valance
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Frog and flowers. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Flower and bird. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Bird and peonies. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Chrysanthemums and grass-hopper. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Flower and bird. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Flower and bird. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Flower and bird. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Flower and bird. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Flower and bird. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Flower and bird. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Flower and bird. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
  • Landscape; painting; album

    Album leaf. Ink and colours on silk. Landscape.

    • Object type: painting; album
    • Producer: Ding Yuan (Made by); Huang Gongwang 黃公望 (Claimed to be by); Shang-huan Zhou (Made by); Wan Shouqi (Made by)
    • Find spot: China
  • painting

    Album. Bird on flowering peach branch. Painted in ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Producer: Wu Daozi 吳道子 (Claimed to be by)
    • Find spot: China