Fragment of a Mural, anonymous, 1300 - 1400

Fragment of a Mural, anonymous, 1300 - 1400

gilding, h 63cm × w 75.5cm × d 11.5mm More details

In order to paint on a wall, it was first covered with a thick layer of clay and straw. A thin layer of fine clay with plant fibres was applied over it, which was then entirely covered with a thin coating of limewash, creating a smooth surface on which an artist could paint. This fragment depicts three kneeling officers in a large hall, probably paying tribute to the emperor.

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

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Lucien van Valen

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