University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object TitleThe Inventor of the Sword | 李鉄扮磨劍
Object Number:C246
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Period: Yuan Dynasty
Date Made: Yuan Dynasty
Early Date: 1279
Late Date: Yuan Dynasty
Iconography:Li T'ieh-Kuai
Sword Inventor
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1916
Other Number:GETZ 42 - Other Number


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.


[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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