Coromandel Screen Panel


From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C153.5
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Ming Dynasty
Date Made Ming Dynasty
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

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.

Height 259.08 cm
Width 49.53 cm
Credit Line Gift of C. T. Loo, 1916
Other Number Getz 400 - Other Number | C153E - Old Museum Number

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