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Maker(s):Porter, Eliot Furness
Culture:American (1901-1990)
Title:The Kong Forest, Confucius's family cemetery, Qufu, Shandong from the portfolio China
Date Made:n.d.
Type:Photograph
Materials:Dye transfer print
Measurements:Mat: 16 x 20 in; 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: front, lwr. r. (black ink): Eliot Porter
Accession Number:  UM 1985.28.5
Credit Line:Gift of Ronald and Nola Sher
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst
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Description:
Color photograph of a forest with carved stone statues and stone tablets (tombstones) scattered among the trees. In the foregound is a stone ram in a laying down position and behind is a stone horse depicted with a carved saddle, bridle and decorative saddle blanket with fringe. Both animals face left (north). Beneath the trees and stone elements the vegetation is low growning and green.

Tags:
landscapes; sculpture; trees; vegetation; historic sites; tombs

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