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Title
Fish and Water Plants (in the tradition of Miu Fu (15th c.)) 15 century A.D
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
15 century A.D
Publication Information
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Contributing Institution
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Collection
Chinese Paintings
Rights Information
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Description
This large decorative hanging scroll of a fish amidst water plants is painted in the style of court painting from the fifteenth-century. Miu Fu was a fifteenth century artist who specialized in large-scale paintings of fish and other decorative subject matter. During the early Ming this type of painting would have been created to hang in a palace or court setting. Often the leaping fish is seen as symbolic of success in passing examinations and thus is used as a congratulatory presentation piece.
Type
image
Format
Painting Hanging scroll: ink and color on paper China h 27 x w 14 -1/4 inches
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft5c6003rv
2002.1.5
Place
China