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Birds and flowering plants
(mid 14th century)

Medium
ink, pigments on silk
Measurements
106.3 × 55.2 cm (image and sheet)
Place/s of Execution
China
Inscription
stamped in red ink (in Chinese characters)(in image) l.l.: (WANG's seal)
Accession Number
1999.95
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1999
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Painting, hanging scroll. Naturalistically representing a 'bird and flower' theme. Two sparrows, one standing on an eccentric rock the other hanging from a stem of bamboo, face each other. Above them is rose marrow and flowering hibiscus, small flowering plants grow at the base of the rock and above it a low bamboo clump forms a canopy. A spring recedes to the right of the painting.