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Scroll of Bathing Horses
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Stamp Title: Scroll of Bathing Horses
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Denomination: 0.0 yuan
Date of Issue: 2014-02-24
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A horizontal silk scroll, the Scroll of Bathing Horses is a colored painting by Zhao Mengfu of the Tang Dynasty, measuring 28.5cm wide and 154cm long. It is now kept in the Palace Museum. The scroll paints the scene that nine Xiguan (a position of official in charge of horse keeping) have 14 fine horses bathed in the river in the hot summer. The horses are drinking water, or gnawing grass, or tied to a tree with saddle untied, or standing still with the head perking high. Xiguan are in different status: some are bathing the horses, some are riding the horses to the bank, and some are leading the horses to the river. The water is clear and the trees on the bank are luxuriant. This cheerful,comfortable and unfettered scene gives people an elegant and quiet impression.

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