installation still, Rise and Fall

Horse and Groom after Li Gonglin. Zhao Yong, Yuan dynasty. F1945.32

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Please note: The Freer Gallery of Art will be closed to the public from January 2016 until summer 2017. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Library, and Archives will remain open for the duration of the renovation. Learn more »