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Please help me identify the calligraphy and seal on this silk painting

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From right to left

花香鳥語 (Flower's Fragrance, birds' songs)

庚子歳 仲春 in the middle of Spring in the year of 庚子

"歳" means "year"(年); "仲" means "middle of"; "春" means "Spring"

The last 庚子年 was 1960; the next 庚子年 is 2020

志航寫 = wrote by Zhi Hang (志航 is the author)



Fragrance of flowers and chirping of birds (= Springtime)


Marked on the second month of the spring season on the year of 庚子. Not sure of 籤 (marked/labelled).


Written by 志航



  • As Tang Ho suggests the uncertain character should be 岁, i think.
    – Vim
    Sep 12, 2019 at 8:50
  • @Vim as much as I want to believe this, I do not find that shape convincing as 歳
    – dROOOze
    Sep 12, 2019 at 12:54
  • 歳 make perfect sense in this context.. The top is clearly 山, lower left stroke of 示 cross over with the lower left stroke of 厂. It is 歳 no doubt. If you say it is 籤 , first it make no sense, second, it missed the bottom stroke
    – Tang Ho
    Sep 12, 2019 at 16:00
  • @TangHo I’m not sure that I agree with any of that comment. The top doesn’t look like 山 at all, the bottom left is super wonky (歲 has a very clean bottom left edge). As for 籖 not making sense, maybe or maybe not.
    – dROOOze
    Sep 12, 2019 at 18:37

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