Table screen, white jade carved in relief on the face with the eight horses of Mu Wang in a mountain landscape with pine trees, the branches of one tree extending on to reverse side. Composition derived from a painting of Ma Yuan. A long poetic inscription and date at upper left added in reign of Ch'ien Lung.

Table Screen with Eight Horses, 18th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

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Gift of Mr. Augustus L. Searleexpand_more  37.58a,b

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This rectangular table screen is adorned on one side with a pastoral scene that includes eight horses, a bamboo tree, and pine trees carved in relief; the branches of one of the pine trees extend onto the reverse side of the screen in a most delicate and elegant manner. A poem attributed to the Qianlong emperor is inscribed in the upper left corner of the screen, although the rhythm and composition of the poem suggest that the authenticity of the composition is dubious.

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Table Screen with Eight Horses
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Artist
Accession Number
37.58a,b
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Table screen, white jade carved in relief on the face with the eight horses of Mu Wang in a mountain landscape with pine trees, the branches of one tree extending on to reverse side. Composition derived from a painting of Ma Yuan. A long poetic inscription and date at upper left added in reign of Ch'ien Lung.