• Lot 342

    PANNEAU EN SOIE TISSEE (KESI) MONTE EN ROULEAU

    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, EPOQUE YONZHENG (1723-1735)

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    PANNEAU EN SOIE TISSEE (KESI) MONTE EN ROULEAU
    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, EPOQUE YONZHENG (1723-1735)
    La partie inférieure représentant la jeune déesse taoïste Magu, vêtues d'une longue robe souple et d'un pagne de feuilles, tenant un panier rempli de pêches et d'herbes magiques symbolisant la Longévité et l'Immortalité, un cerf à ses côtés, tous deux cheminant sur un pont naturel enjambant une rivière, la berge agrémentée de rochers, fleurs et pêchers, une grue survolant la divinité tenant un lingzhi dans son bec, la partie supérieure rehaussée d'un poème de vingt-huit caractères chinois évoquant la déesse, les extrémités du rouleau en jadéite
    Dimensions du kesi: 41,3 x 96 cm. (16¼ x 37¾ in.)


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    The poem can be translated as follow:
    'Some time ago she descended from Heaven to Caijing household,
    Carrying her basket of a hundred herbal flowers.
    It would be pointless to say she was just another deity gathering plants
    How could anyone mistake Magu for another?'
    Magu is supposed to have lived during the Han dynasty. She is one of the numerous female taoist deities. She symbolizes longevity and is often displayed during birthday celebrations. She is known for her compassion and skills with magic herbs.
    Magu is known as a kindhearted goddess who appears at the birthday party of Xiwangmu, the Queen Mother of the West which takes place once every ten thousand years and which is attended by all the other gods. The deer, lu, represented with her on this panel, is a homophone for a character meaning 'accomplishment' and 'wealth'. The herbs and peaches in the basket are symbolic gifts of health and vitality.

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    Literature

    Fang Jing Pei, Treasures of The Chinese Scholar, Weatherhill, New York & Tokyo, 1997, p.100, fig.91


    Post Lot Text

    A WOVEN SILK (KESI) HANGING SCROLL REPRESENTING MAGU
    CHINA, QING DYNASTY, YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735)