Peach Blossoms and Thrush

Chu K'o-jou, Sung dynasty (A.D. 960-1279)
Tapestry. album leaf. 23.1 x 22.6 cm.

This silk tapestry represents a thrush among peach blossoms against a blue background. In the middle of the right side is woven the seal of Chu K'o-jou. Chu was a native of Sung-chiang, Kiangsu province. During the reign of Kao-tsung (A.D. 1127 1161) she became celebrated for her tapestries of human figures, trees and rocks, birds, and flowers.

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