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Object TitleYu Subduing the Deluge
Object Number: C154
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Maker: Ma Wen-pi
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: Early Ming Dynasty
Early Date: 1368
Late Date: 1506
Iconography:Yu Subduing the Deluge
Height: 304.8cm
Width: 157.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Grace Nicholson, 1916
Other NumberGETZ 50 - Other Number


Large format painting by an unknown artist of Early Ming Dynasty. Calligraphy by Ma Wan 马琬 (1271-1368 CE) also known as Ma Wenbi 馬琬. Four seals. Title reads: 夏禹治水圖: "Yu of the Xia subduing the deluge". The inscription at the top is on a seperate piece of silk from the painting which dates to 1357 CE.


[Book] Needham, Joseph. 1971. Science and Civilization in China. Volume 4, Part 3. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 915View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 42, 43 no.25View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bishop, Charles W. 1918. Two Chinese Bronze Vessels. The Museum Journal. Volume IX (No.2): 99-120. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 29, 30View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1917. The University Museum Section of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 198, No. 50View Objects cited in this Publication

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