The Legacy of Genghis Khan (Not Shown)


This Chinese handscroll celebrates the nomad’s indispensable relationship with horses, and hints as well at the kinds of landscapes that would be depicted in Ilkanid manuscripts. The scroll’s right side (not shown) dates to the Jin dynasty (11150-12340). By an unknown artist, the painting presents three nomads and their horses in a simple landscape; the three are perhaps having a respite from the hunt, as one figure has a flacon in his arm (not shown).

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