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Herdboys and Buffalo in Landscape

Herdboys and Buffalo in Landscape



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Guo Min 郭敏

(Chinese, mid-late 1200s)

Hanging scroll, ink on silk

Image: 91 x 56 cm (35 13/16 x 22 1/16 in.); Overall with knobs: 193 x 75.4 cm (76 x 29 11/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1999.216.2



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: "Together, they wade through the middle of the stream, Mindless of perils in the journey. The grass grows tall in the village ahead, While the mist and rain spread far and wide."

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Chinese Art
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