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Herdboys and Buffalo in Landscape

Herdboys and Buffalo in Landscape

牧牛圖

1200s

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Guo Min 郭敏

(Chinese, mid-late 1200s)

Hanging scroll, ink on silk

Image: 92 x 56.5 cm (36 1/4 x 22 1/4 in.); Overall with knobs: 196 x 76 cm (77 3/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1999.216.1

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Herdboys tend their buffalo in a bucolic landscape by a winding stream. Guo Min emphasizes the massive forms and mighty power of the animals, transforming them into forces of nature.

The poem on this scroll reads: "The bulls are engaging in fighting, Cautiously, each seeks to overcome the other. The herdboy calmly stands by. Untying his belt, he silently watches."

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Department: 
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting

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