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Coromandel Screen Panel

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Object Number:
C153G
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Ming Dynasty
Date Made:
Ming Dynasty
Early Date:
1368
Late Date:
1644
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Wood
Lacquer
Technique:
Lacquered
Carved
Painted
Iconography:
Palace
Vases
Chinese Vessel Type
Jewels
Fungus
Coral
Fruit
Flowers
Landscape
Court Ladies
Attendants
Horses
Rabbit
Dogs
Deer
Peacocks
Cranes
Games
Battledore
Shuttlecock
Dancing
Music
Chess
Reading
Painting
Mythological Animals
Birds
Pheasant
Description:
One panel of lacquered wood 12 panel folding screen. Incised designs painted with various colored lacs. Front with scenes in an imperial palace by the water, probably the Han Kung Ya Tsih(Distinguished gathering at the Han palace) or the Hua Yueh Lou of the emperor Ming Huang of the Tang dynasty. Ladies of the court and attendants with horses, rabbits, lapdogs, pet deer, peacocks and cranes. Figures shown playing battledore and shuttlecock, swinging, dancing, boating, riding horseback, playing music, playing chess, reading, painting and embroidering. Border with vases, ancient bronze vessels, jade ornaments, jewels, lingzhi (fungus of longevity), coral and baskets of fruit and flowers. Back of screen each leaf represents a separate picture of flowers, rocks, birds and especially types of pheasants. Border with mythological animals, fruits and ancient bronze vessels.
Credit Line:
Gift of C. T. Loo
Other Number:
Getz 400   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: $400, p. 261
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