Collection

Scroll

unknown

  • Scroll 2
  • Scroll 3
Basic information
ID
Рз-136/8
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
At the bottom of the scroll, on the edge of the cliff is Zhang Guolao, the patron saint of the elderly, giving long life and wealth. His attribute is a tubular bamboo "fish" drum. Next to him - a crane, companion and friend of immortals, a symbol of longevity in China. Higher up in the mountains, among the rocks and trees, there are two men. One is Zhongli Quan, patron saint of warriors and head of the Eight Immortals, distinguished from the other immortals by the two locks of hair on his temples, naked belly and a long beard. He carries a fan made of feathers or horsehair, which he uses to bring the dead back to life. It is plausible that his interlocutor, depicted as an old man under a pine tree, is Laozi, the ancient Chinese philosopher and writer, creator of Daoism. 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.