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Object TitleThe Inventor of the Sword | 李鉄扮磨劍
Object Number:C246
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Daoist
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
Li Tieguai
Sword Inventor
Daoist Immortal
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1916
Other Number:Getz 42 - Other Number

Description

Painting of Li Tieguai, one of the eight Daoist 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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of Oriental Art (12 Feb 1916) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 40View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 190 no.42View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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