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Object TitleThe Inventor of the Sword | 李鉄扮磨劍
Object Number: C246
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Period: Yuan Dynasty
Date Made: Yuan Dynasty
Early Date: 1279
Late Date: 1368
Iconography:Li T'ieh-Kuai
Sword Inventor
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1916
Other NumberGETZ 42 - Other Number


Painting of Li Tieguai, one of the eight Taoist immortals whose attributes includes a gourd and a staff. Listed as "The Inventor of the Sword". Artist Unknown. Very good painting in terms of the facial expression and seemingly uneven posture of his feet. He is gazing upward while grinding the sword.


[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The Univesity Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 190 no.42View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 40View Objects cited in this Publication

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