Hanging scroll of two cranes on hillock

hanging scroll of two cranes on hillock
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hanging scroll of two cranes on hillock
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hanging scroll of two cranes on hillock
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hanging scroll of two cranes on hillock
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hanging scroll of two cranes on hillock
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hanging scroll of two cranes on hillock
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Description:

A hanging scroll depicting two cranes on a hillock signed by Zhang Erxue, in ink and colour on silk.
The two cranes standing close together on top of a hillock, surrounded by flowering trees. There is an inscription in black ink at the top left hand corner of the painting with a seal in red below. There is another inscription along the top edge of the reverse of the scroll.
The scroll in mounted on silk and has a wooden top bar to which a cord for hanging is attached. The bottom of the scroll has a round wooden pole to provide necessary weight for display and for rolling the scroll up for storage. At the centre of the textile-covered end of the pole is a star-shaped piece of card bearing an inscription.

Object details
Type of object: Hanging scroll
Type category: Visual work
Material: Unspecified wood
Width: 56 cm
Height: 221 cm
Depth: 0 cm
Origin
Style/Period: Unknown/unspecified
Date range: -
Discovery site: Unknown/unspecified
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Culture: Chinese
Record data
Artworld id: 00223
Current accession number: 1964.8
Former accession number: -
Credit line: -
Recorded by: LW
Record date: Tue, 26th Nov 2002
Copyright: Copyright© by the Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved