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|
|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|
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