Red Thread Steals a Gold Box 紅線盜盒圖
- Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)
- Artist: Formerly attributed to Zhou Wenju (傳)周文矩 (active mid-10th century)
- Historical period(s)
- Qing dynasty, 19th century
- Ink and color on silk
- H x W (panel): 150.2 x 55.4 cm (59 1/8 x 21 13/16 in)
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Based on the box she is carryong, the woman depicted in the painting is not the famous Mulan, but rather Red Thread (Hong Xian }Ú}), heroine of a famous Tang dynasty story (quanqi), translated in The Golden Casket: Chinese Novellas of Two Millenia (Penguin, ), pp. 148 55.
Wen Yaw-sai, China, to 1911 
From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Wen Yaw-sai, in China, in 1911 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 824, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- Former owner
- C.L. Freer source: Wen Yaw-sai
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Collection(s) Area
- Chinese Art
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum