Artist

Maker Unknown

Nationality

Chinese

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Date of Work

ca. 1960

Medium

Paper cut

Height

8 1/2"

Width

5 1/2"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: FF_010_D

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

The male peacock is prized for its magnificent show of tail feathers. Early Greeks thought the bird symbolized immortality and early Christian art often features the bird as a symbol of resurrection.

Chinese paper-cutting is a folk-art involving intricate cutting of paper to create often very detailed designs. Traditionally created as a window decoration, the subject matter frequently involves animals. In many cultures the peacock is representational of beauty, power, and dignity.

Paper cut from package of 7. Green paper, peacock imagery.

Included in Fables, Insults, and Reverence: The Animals of UND Art Collections Exhibition at the UND Art Collections Gallery in the Empire Arts Center

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