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Fresco painting: O.44-1929

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Part of a fresco, depicting an empress with attendants. One walks in front, while there are two either side of her with fans, and they are crossing a bridge. Part of a building is on the left, with foliage on the right. The colours used are red, olive green, grey, dull yellow, and gold. Painted details in relief.

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Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 49.5 cm
Width: 44.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1929) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Ming Dynasty
Production date: circa AD 1600

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: O.44-1929
Primary reference Number: 201954
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Audit data

Created: Friday 26 June 2015 Updated: Friday 26 June 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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