The falconer with a Mongolian sight hound is on the left

Date Created: 17 March 2016

Author: The rare female artist Gong, Suran of Jin Dynasty (Jurchen)

Source: Huisheng Chen

Owner: Osaka Art Museum, Osaka, Japan

Location: Osaka Art Museum, Osaka, Japan

  • China
  • Falcon
  • Painting
  • 1st Millenium BC
  • Hunting
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The rare female artist Gong, Suran of Jin Dynasty (Jurchen) painted the story of Han emperor sending princess Ming (Wang Zhaojun) as a gift of peace to Hun Chanyu (king)... the falconer with a Mongolian sight hound is on the left..... this painting is now in the collection of Osaka Art Museum, JapanAnthony Chen's photo.

Wang Qiang (Wang Chiang; 王牆, also 王檣 and 王嬙), more commonly known by her stylistic name Wang Zhaojun (Wang Chao-chun; 王昭君) was known as one of the Four Beauties of ancient China. Born in Baoping Village, Zigui County (in current Hubei Province) in the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–8 AD),[1] she was sent by Emperor Yuan to marry the Xiongnu Chanyu Huhanye (呼韓邪) in order to establish friendly relations with the Han Dynasty through marriage.

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