Collection Area: Chinese Art

505 objects
F1911.447

Ornament

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F1980.204a-b

Couplet

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Matched hanging scrolls (tui-lien) containing a couplet written in running script (hsing-shu). The couplet consists of fourteen characters, seven per scroll, and may be translated as follows: The idea of a painting is fresher than dew on the bough; The heart of a poem is as lean as mist on the bamboo’s tip.