Winter Landscape, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Ink on Silk, 77.5" x 40.5," Anonymous
This framed ink on silk of a pair of doves nesting among cherry blossoms hangs on the west wall of the Thomas Reading Room. The doves are symbolic of fidelity and longevity, while the cherry blossoms represent feminine beauty. Winter Landscape was given to Lilly Library in 1998 by James A. Thomas' daughter, Eleanor Elliott, and her husband, John Elliott Jr.
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