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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
Accession Number
1999.95
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1999
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.