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Washing the White Elephant

A work made of handscroll; ink and colors on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of handscroll; ink and colors on paper.

Date:

Ming dynasty (1369–1644) or earlier

Artist:

Attributed to Qian Xuan (Chinese, 1235-1305)

About this artwork

Status

On View, Gallery 134

Department

Arts of Asia

Title

Washing the White Elephant

Place

China (Artist's nationality:)

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1368–1644

Medium

Handscroll; ink and colors on paper

Dimensions

36.6 × 43.2 cm (14 3/8 × 17 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Chauncey McCormick

Reference Number

1943.1147

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