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AN KESI PANEL OF A DAOIST IMMORTAL

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AN KESI PANEL OF A DAOIST IMMORTAL
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Woven with Lan Caihe riding a deer, holding her flower basket containing peaches and looking up at a crane holding a lingzhi in its beak, beside fruiting peach branches, above a stream, below an overhanging pine branch, all below an attached panel with a seven line inscription, some minor staining
38 x 16¼in. (96.5 x 41.5cm.) overall

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Lan Caihe, one of the Eight Daoist Immortals, sometimes thought of as a man, sometimes as a woman, wanders the streets begging and murmuring rhythmic couplets. His/her attribute is a flower basket, and is thought to be the protector of florists, gardeners, horticulture and gardens
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