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Court ladies preparing newly woven silk

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12th century, Emperor Huizong (b. 1082 - d. 1135), Song Dynasty; 1126, upon the defeat of the Northern Song Dynasty by the Jurchens, taken with the art collections to Manchuria; passed to Emperor Zhangzong (b. 1168 - d. 1208), Jin Dynasty. By 1697, Gao Shiqi (b. 1645 - d. 1704), Qing Dynasty. First half of the 19th century, Jin Futing, Shanghai. 1898, with Luo Wenbin (?). May, 1912, sold in Beijing, probably by Wanyan Jingxian (d. by 1928), to Okakura Kakuzo (b. 1862 - d. 1913) for the MFA. (Accession Date: September 5,1912)

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Chinese, Northern Song dynasty, early 12th century


Overall: 37.7 x 466 cm (14 13/16 x 183 7/16 in.) Image: 37.1 x 145 cm (14 5/8 x 57 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink, color, and gold on silk