Khitan falconer with horse

番馬圖 團扇 (舊傳 胡瓌)

Chinese
Southern Song dynasty
12th century
Traditionally attributed to Hu Gui (Chinese, active first half of 10th century)


Dimensions

23.4 x 24.1 cm (9 3/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.895

Medium or Technique

Ink, color, and gold on silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Organic remains

Provenance

Juan Yuan (b. 1764 - d. 1849). By about 1900, Wanyan Jingxian (d. by 1928), Beijing [see note 1];1912, sold by Wanyan Jingxian to Okakura Kakuzo (b. 1862 - d. 1913) for the MFA. (Accession Date: September 5, 1912)

NOTES:
[1] According to a statement in his own painting catalogue, Wanyan Jingxian lost this object (part of an album, MFA accession nos. 12.889 - 12.901) during the Boxer Rebellion, but recovered it shortly thereafter.

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund