The Nymph of the Lo River by Unknown Artist

A horizontal roll of silk, woven and embroidered.

Details

Medium:
Embroidered silk
Dimensions:
322 x 53 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £3,500)
Acquired in:
1930
Vendor:
Yamanaka & Company

The work of two hands, 13th century Sung and early Ming. 'The Nymph of the Lo River', illustrating scenes from a poem. A boat on the river, rocks, nymphs, mountains, etc. based on a design by Ku K'ai-chih (4th century).

Provenance

A Chinese collection

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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