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Tales from the land of dragons
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Object ID 000021

Object Name Tales from the land of dragons

Object Desc 1,000 years of Chinese painting

Collection Mark Shields Memorial Collection

Accession # 2017.01.258.030

Alternate ID NF 750 TUN

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Atwater

Accession Date MAY 22,2018


Location NF

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Object Keywords Paintings-Chinese,Exhibitions,Boston Museum of Fine Arts,Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368,Tung, Wu Author,

Title Tales from the land of dragons

Sub-Title 1,000 years of Chinese painting



Description / Abstract Exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and presented in the Gund Gallery from April 13 to July 20, 1997. These masterpieces of Chinese painting from the past millennium--culled from the extensive collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston--are lucidly presented in this scholarly and beautifully illustrated catalogue. The pieces discussed range from historical allegories from the first century A.D., to breathtaking twelfth century landscapes, to precisely observed animal scenes from the era of the Yuan Dynasty--the finest examples of the world's oldest continuing painting tradition.

Physical Description 269 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 31 cm.

Author Tung, Wu

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ISBN 0878464387



Publisher Boston, MA : Museum of Fine Arts, c1997.

Publisher Details Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Apr. 13-July 20, 1997.

Spine / Label 750 TUN