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Title
Flowers and Butterfly 12 century A.D
Creator
Unknown, old attribution to Hsü Hsi (Xu Xi) (d. before 975)
Date Created and/or Issued
12 century A.D
Publication Information
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Contributing Institution
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Collection
Art Collection Highlights - Chinese Paintings
Rights Information
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Description
This painting is an exceptional example of the Southern Sung Academy style of bird-and-flower painting, which takes an almost scientific approach to describing nature. The delicate turn of the leaf and the immediacy of the butterfly approaching crystallize a moment in time.
Type
image
Format
Painting Album leaf mounted as a hanging scroll: ink and color on silk China h 9 -1/2 x w 9 -3/8 inches
Form/Genre
Painting
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft996nb34f
CY.14
Place
China

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