Depicts twelve female figures of the Tang dynasty, ten sit at a table arranged with an assortment of food and wine vessels. Two strum lute and zither, while three others play on pipe, mouth-organ, and ocarina. The rest of the women either hold fans, stir wine, or drink. A standing figure keeps time with sandalwood clappers, and a servant waits behind the ocarina player. A small dog lies under the table. Such is the depiction of lady musicians at a typical practice session in which an air of leisure and joviality prevails.

Author / Creator Unknown
Format 1 art reproduction : ink and color on silk ; 49 x 70 cm., mount 183 x 70 cm. in case 84 x 8 x 8 cm. + 1 booklet (5, ii p. ; 19 cm.)
Publisher 東京 : 二玄社
Year 1980
HKBU Library collection Chinese art works reproduced by Nigensha and National Palace Museum (Taipei)
Work type Chinese Painting
Library record View the record in HKBU library catalogue
Copyrighted CC BY-NC 4.0

Image © National Palace Museum (Licensed under CC BY 4.0)

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