Nomads hunting with falcons

Attributed to Chen Juzhong Chinese

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Chen Zhuzhong specialized in depicting nomadic horsemen and their lives on the steppes. This exquisite fan painting, in which the hairstyles, costumes, and saddle trappings of the Khitan people are faithfully rendered, may be dated stylistically to Chen's period of activity or somewhat later. The horseman galloping away in pursuit of his quarry recalls a similar figure in Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute.

Nomads hunting with falcons, Attributed to Chen Juzhong (Chinese, active ca. 1200–30), Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on silk, China

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