The Costume in the Earliest Chinese Hand Scroll

  •  Yue Hu    


The earliest Chinese hand scroll extant painting is the ‘Nushi zhen’ by Gu Kaizhi housed in the British Museum, which is now often considered to be a Tang Dynasty copy of the original. By compared with correlated literatures and images, the typical skill and styles in which the earliest Chinese figure painters of Jin Dynasty (AD 265-420) depicting costumes is opened out, as well as the typical costume patterns and styles of man, woman and children.

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