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Object Title:
The Inventor of the Sword | 李鉄扮磨劍
Object Number:
C246
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Yuan Dynasty
Date Made:
Yuan Dynasty
Early Date:
1279
Late Date:
1368
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Li T'ieh-Kuai
Sword Inventor
Description:
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.
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo
Other Number:
GETZ 42   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

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