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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.842
Title
An Illustrated Chronological Biography of Confucius (Kongzi Shengji zhi tu), adapted from Sima Qian by Zhang Kai, expanded by He Xun, and reproduced by Zhu Jianjun in 1497
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 孔子聖蹟之圖
Classification
Prints
Work Type
accordion-fold book
Date
c. 1506
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/209931
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Accordion-fold woodblock-printed book; ink on paper; with a printed postface dated to 1497. Circa 1506 reprint of the Jifu edition, which was first published in 1497.
Dimensions
41 x 62 cm (16 1/8 x 24 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Printer's notation reading "Chi-fu ch'ung-k'an" ("Reprinted by Chi-fu") printed at the end.
Provenance
Philip Hofer (1898-1984), Cambridge, MA, purchased from Tokyo dealer Sorimachi, December 1968; bequest to Harvard Art Museum
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
Accession Year
1985
Object Number
1985.842
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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