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The Autumn Hunt

胡騎秋獵圖

c. 1201–4

attributed to Chen Juzhong 陳居中

(Chinese, active c. 1201–1207)
Painting: 24.4 x 27.3 cm (9 5/8 x 10 3/4 in.); with mat: 33.3 x 40.5 cm (13 1/8 x 15 15/16 in.)
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The rider at the left has a typical Qidan hairstyle: head shaved on top with thin braids below.

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Equestrian pursuits and hunting were particularly popular among the Khitan (also spelled “Qidan”) and Jurchen, ethnic groups who lived along China’s northeastern border. Their nomadic lifestyle intrigued the Chinese court and inspired Chinese artists to develop a painting genre of foreign people hunting.
The Autumn Hunt

The Autumn Hunt

c. 1201–4

Chen Juzhong

(Chinese, active c. 1201–1207)
China, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

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