Collection

Scroll

unknown

  • Scroll 2
  • Scroll 3
Basic information
ID
Рз-136/1
Author
unknown
Name
Scroll
Date of creation
19th c.
Technique
embroidery watercolor
Material
silk paper Indian ink watercolor on silk
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
225 x 43.5
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
The scroll depicts Zhang Xian, the Chinese god of boys' birth and their protector. Zhang Xian is always armed with a bow and arrow to protect children at all times from the dangerous beast Tiangou, a mythical creature in the form of a black dog that causes eclipses. Next to the enchanted Zhang Xian is a picture of two boys with a bow and a cage. The scroll is part of a set of 11 vertical scrolls that compose a single work depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, namely the journey of the Daoist Immortals to Xi Wang Mu.