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Current Location:
Cabinet 1 (FF1) -> Drawer D (FF1)
Location Notes:
IDC; Flat Files; Cabinet 1; Drawer D

Cranes and Birds

Artwork
Identifier:
2000.343.1
Artist:
Yaqiang
Credit:
Gift of the Artists
Medium:
Black Ink on Paper
Date:
1996
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 25.5 in Width: 25.5 in
Description:
Two birds; one with a fish in its mouth.
Historical Context:
Cranes, or herons, have historically played an important role in Chinese mythology. Embodying longevity and peace, it is the second most favored bird symbol after the phoenix. Throughout the imperial times, crane motifs were used on the robes of civil officials to depict their ranks. This piece of Chinese calligraphy was jointly painted at East China University of Science and Technology by Yaqiang and students Joleen Fillcin, Phillip S. Hanson, and Mark A. Rumsey.

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