- Date of creation
- 19th c.
- embroidery watercolor
- silk paper Indian ink watercolor on silk
- Dimensions (height x width, cm)
- 225 x 43.5
- religious painting
- Purchased from a private individual
- Zolochiv Castle (Chinese Palace)
Information about author
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.