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Mounted Scroll of an Eagle

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Mounted Scroll of an Eagle, n. d.
Ink and Paint on Silk
49 3/8 in. x 32 3/16 in. (125.41 cm x 81.76 cm)


Object Type: Painting
Technique: Brushwork
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Johan Wilhelm Norman Munthe
Accession Number: XX.1.79


Commentary
Old number "L1136/114" written in pencil on the backing paper. Listed in Munthe inventory as "Late 18th c. or early 19th c.; Ming syle. Signature lost through remounting.

Marks
No marks, signatures or seals.

Medium
Black ink and white, brown, yellow and green paints, brushed onto silk. The main image has a grey-brown silk border and a bright coral silk brocade outside border.

Object Description
Mounted vertical scroll of a black and dark brown eagle, with back facing the viewer, turned to present the left side of his head in profile. The bird is perched upon a rock surrounded by waves. He has a large yellow and green eye turned to the left of the picture plane.

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