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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.