A painting of Zhenwu and his court, Qing dynasty, 18th century | 明末 真武大帝圖 設色絹本 裝框
A painting of Zhenwu and his court
Qing dynasty, 18th century
明末 真武大帝圖 設色絹本 裝框
ink and color on silk, depicting Zhenwu and his celestial court, the Daoist God seated at the center surrounded by attendants, celestial marshals and guardians, all observing an intertwined tortoise and snake on the ground before them, all against a backdrop of scrolling clouds, with banners, standards and the top of a military encampment emerging behind, framed
Height 77 ¾ in., 197.5 cm; Width 33 ½ in., 85 cm
Silk bears tanned tone. Wear and tears to the silk throughout with associate pigment loss. Overall with scattered patched restorations to details. Traces of staining to the upper right and lower left.
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Collection of Dr. Allen O. Battle, Ph.D (1927-2020).
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