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Chinese New Year's Poster

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Chinese New Year's Poster

Artist Unknown

Object Creation Date
circa 1940

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper

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Credit Line
Transfer from the Asian Art Archives, Department of History of Art

Subject matter
Three human figures are riding horses on a bridge in a garden. Two figures are dressed in elaborate robes and headdress, which show that they are noblemen. They are riding white horses, which is a sign of power. 

Physical Description
<!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> This print features a circular floral border and images of three figures riding horses on a bridge. Left and center figures are wearing elaborate robes and headdress. Right figure seems younger and is wearing a more simple robe. They are surrounded by trees and red roses.

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flower gardens
human figures (visual works)
riding horses (animals)

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