Friday, July 14, 2006

Zhong Kui the Demon Queller

Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Tianqi period (1621–27) dated 1624

Unmounted sheet comprising 3 joined sheets, ink rubbed on paper; 199.7 x 109.7 cm

Date of rubbing not given, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

This portrait, engraved on a large stone stele, depicts Zhong Kui in the pose of a warrior. However, he carries a qin (zither) and a case of books.

Copyright Holder: National Library of China Copyright 2005.


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