Hanging with God of Longevity (Shoulao) in Auspicious Landscape Design

Item

Title

Hanging with God of Longevity (Shoulao) in Auspicious Landscape Design

Culture

Chinese

Style/period

Qing dynasty (1644-1912)

Date

19th century

Material

Silk and gold wrapped thread kesi (tapestry weave) with selected painted details

Measurements

H. 71-1/2 x W. 65-3/4 inches (H. 181.8 x W. 167.2 cm) overall

Identifier

MWCH43:1

Description

This festive kesi tapestry depicts Shoulao, the God of Longevity, riding a spotted deer (with antlers in the form of magic lingzhi mushrooms) into an auspicious landscape and being welcoming by the Eight Daoist immortals. The scene is surrounded by a border of bats and mushroom-shaped clouds, both auspicious symbols, bearing the well-wishing greetings to the receiver of this hanging, most likely on the occasion of a high numbered birthday.

Source

Murray Warner Collection of Oriental Art

Repository

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Institution

University of Oregon

Type

Image

Format

image/jpeg

Rights

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Rights Holder

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Item sets

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