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[Celebration of the Year of the Horse]

Identifier: Art Survey No. 588

Scope and Contents

Chinese painting in celebration of the year of the horse, presented to Prof. Osborn by Dr. Bashford Dean. It was once one continuous strip; it was cut, mounted and framed for Osborn Library ca. 1944.

Originally one painting cut into 8 pieces and framed. Each strip shows different scenes of horses in herds, standing, running, squatting; one is of deity sitting on clouds; clouds and horses around him.


  • undated


6 Objects : paintings : oil on paper ; 10 1/8 x 29 in., in frame 11 1/2 x 105 in. and smaller

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Condition: Insect damage (2).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Osborn, Henry Fairfield.


Anonymous creator.


Inscription: Various in Chinese.


Frame: Light wood, glazed-11 1/2x30 3/8, 11 1/2x32 1/4, 11 1/2x44, 11 1/2x105, 11 1/2x30 1/2, 11 1/2x30 1/2.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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