Brush holder with gardenia, butterfly, and dragonfly

Xu Subai Chinese

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 219

Xu Subai is one of the artists responsible for the renaissance of bamboo carving in China in the twentieth century. The inscription on this brush holder states that the imagery was inspired by a painting by Jiang Handing (1903–1963).

Brush holder with gardenia, butterfly, and dragonfly, Xu Subai (Chinese, 1909–1976), Bamboo, China

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