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Poem

Artist:
After Dong Qichang (Chinese, 1555–1636)
Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
17th century or later
Culture:
China
Medium:
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink on gold paper
Dimensions:
6 11/16 x 20 1/2 in. (17.0 x 52.1 cm)
Classification:
Calligraphy
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.100.72
Not on view
Signature: "After the rhyme of Director Wang's poem on an ink imprint of the image of Buddha. Qichang"

One artist's seal below the signature, reading "Xuanzai"

Inscription: Poem written in Actional script:

Cut off half of the water of the Wusong River;
The hills of the immortals appear before the window.
The bold sound of the reed flute is the tongue of the Buddha;
Is not the Emperor's flag the pennant of Buddhist virtue?
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