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Traveling on a Raft
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Traveling on a Raft

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Description Chang Ch'ien, a minister of the 2nd century BC., is said to have sailed up the Yellow River, past the paradise of the Queen Mother of the West, and ultimately to the Milky Way. The 8th-century poet Li Po was later thought to have made a similar journey, and it is he who may be shown here, with a book in his lap.
Provenance Dr. John C. Ferguson [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John C. Ferguson Sale, American Art Association, New York, April 7, 1916, no. 234; Henry Walters, Baltimore, April 7, 1916, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1916

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15th century (Ming)
ink and colors on silk mounted on paper with brocade
(Painting & Drawing)
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H of silk only: 7 5/16 x W: 8 in. (18.5 x 20.3 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
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