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China Anonymous, Chinese
Birds and Flowers, n. d.
Paint on Paper
18 9/16 in. x 99 3/4 in. (47.15 cm x 253.37 cm)

Object Type: Painting
Technique: Brushwork
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Johan Wilhelm Norman Munthe
Accession Number: XX.1.18

Old number "L1780/26" written in pencil on the backing paper.

There is black ink calligraphy in a rectangular box prefacing the image, accompanied by two small square red ink seals. Beyond this, in the border, are four larger square red ink seals. In the far left edge of the image four larger square and rectangular red ink seals are stamped. There are two areas where a set of two seals are stamped on either side of a break in the image where two pieces of paper meet; this occurs in the center of the image and at the right side, two inches before the image ends.

Muticolored paint and black ink brushed onto yellow paper, with a stamped border pattern. The image is bordered by a thin strip of light pink silk brocade.

Object Description
Mounted horizontal scroll of an image of birds and flowers, in vibrant colors, on yellow paper. There are blue rose type flowers in the left, red berries on the right, and a tree in blossom with yellow roses below it, in the center.

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