The Classic of Filial Piety, Colophon

Full Title: 
The Classic of Filial Piety
ink on silk
overall with colophons: 26.4 cm (height) x 529.9 cm (width)
The Classic of Filial Piety, composed between 350 and 200 B.C., teaches a simple but all-embracing lesson: beginning humbly at home, filial piety not only ensures success in a man's life but also brings peace and harmony to the world at large. During the Song dynasty, the text became one of the thirteen classics of the Neo-Confucian canon and remained a cornerstone of traditional Chinese moral teaching until modern times.
Location Notes: 
Ex coll.: C. C. Wang Family, From the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Family Collection, Gift of Oscar L. Tang Family, 1996
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Description Source: 
Metropolitan Museum of Art;
Scrolls Project ID: 
7 163 688