Su Hanchen (active 1130s-1160s), Winter Play  source


The peacock feather banner the children are playing with is like the one used in dramas to signal a general or leader of troops.

Where do you think this scene might be taking place?

Do you think these children are dressed in their everyday clothes? 

Scholars believe this painting, nearly six and a half feet tall, may have been one of a pair or a set of similarly themed works originally hung in the royal apartments.   

Why do you think this might have been considered an appropriate location for this type of work?