This is a rare masterpiece which vividly depicts an
aspect of the daily lives of court ladies through the use of gentle brushstrokes
and brilliant colors and suggests the fragrant atmosphere of T'ang painting.
The voluptuous figures of these ladies in waiting represent the typical T'ang
dynasty court lady painting. There have traditionally been various theories as to its
production date, but it is identified to be from late T'ang to the Five Dynasties period.
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