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Object Title夏禹治水圖: Yu 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
Inscription Language:Chinese Language
Height: 325.12 cm
Width: 175.9 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Grace Nicholson, 1916
Other Number:GETZ 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 馬文璧. Four seals (two at the bottom and two at the top). 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. There is an inscription at the bottom on a rock that reads: 中和二年八月支仲元筆 (2nd year of Zhonghe reign period, eighth moon. The brush of Zhi Zhongyuan). The seal that is under the inscription is illegibile.


[Book] Needham, Joseph. 1971. Science and Civilization in China.. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. Vol. 4, Part 3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 915View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 42, 43 no.25View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bishop, Carl W. 1918. "Two Chinese Bronze Vessels". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum. Vol. IX. no. No.2. pg. 99-120 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 29, 30View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1917. The University Museum Section of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 198, No. 50View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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