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Mandarin drinking tea. [pith painting 通草畫]
Pub. Location[Guangzhou 廣州]Publisher---
Date1840?Phys. Desc.25 x 19 cm.
LocationDigital Archives, and Silver RoomCall Numberpp2 display [N7343.5.M3]
Depicts Mandarin having tea at his dining table, attended by a servant with a teapot.
Gouache on pith paper.
Tongcaohua 通草畫 (Tetrapanax papyrifer), popularly but erroneously called 'rice paper'.
Damage on lower edge and poor mending in back.
Local access (600 ppi tif & jpg)-[pith painting 2]
Subject(s)China trade art--Guangzhou--19th century
China trade art
Pith painting [Tongcaohua 通草畫]--Examples
Rec. TypePith painting [Tongcaohua 通草畫]LanguageChinese 中文
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #18584