Giraffe with Two Keepers

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Illustration

Joanne Taylor
by Unknown Artist
published on 21 May 2024
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Giraffe with Two Keepers, ink and colour painting on silk, by an unknown artist, from China, 17th century or later. This image depicts a giraffe brought to China and is from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Giraffes were considered an auspicious symbol in diplomatic relations due to their similarities with the mythical qilin.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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Artist, U. (2024, May 21). Giraffe with Two Keepers. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18960/giraffe-with-two-keepers/

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Artist, Unknown. "Giraffe with Two Keepers." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 21, 2024. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18960/giraffe-with-two-keepers/.

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Artist, Unknown. "Giraffe with Two Keepers." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 May 2024. Web. 21 Jul 2024.

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