Detail View: National Palace English: Celestial Girl Offering Flowers

Work ID: 
M01E00188
Title: 
Celestial Girl Offering Flowers
Start Year Date: 
A.D.960
End Year Date: 
A.D.1279
Dynasty: 
39 Song Dynasty (A.D. 960~1279)
Creator: 
Liu Song-nian
Creation Place: 
China
Measurements: 
26. 6 x 51.4 cm
Material: 
Ink and color on silk
Form: 
Ce-ye (album leaf)
Type: 
Painting
Subject: 
Figure
Repository: 
The National Palace Museum, Taipei
Description: 
The tall, thin figures in Celestial Girl Offering Flowers are further distinguished by the refined application of colors and the careful, detailed drawing. The bodhisattva's necklace, head decoration, and throne are inlaid with pearls and jewels, all of which is delineated in gold. Not a single line is carelessly drawn. The resilient quality of the brushwork and the flowing drapery lines are not entirely similar to Liu Songnian's Lohans, also in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei. Perhaps this is due to the different scales of the two works.
ImageV ID: 
M01E00188AS001
Rights: 
Lee & Lee Communications