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Birds and Animals

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Title Painting of Birds and Animals
Category Culture / Art - Letter & Paintings - Paintings - painting
Author Attributed Han Yong-gan (韓用幹)
Description This painting presents four wagtails frolicking between the branches of a peach tree. Flowering plants such as bleeding hearts and common dayflowers over the hill on the waterfront add lyricism to the spring scenery. In the Classic of Poetry (詩經, Ch. Shijing), wagtails are described as birds representing brotherly affection.
Source National Museum of Korea.
Accession Number Deoksu 1309
Culture/Period Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)
Materials Silk Fabric - Silk
Dimensions
121.8x45.5cm
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