The quality and style of the embroidery on these scrolls can be compared to the embroidery on twelve panel screen depicting the Eight Immortals, dated to the Ming dynasty in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Zhongguo meishu quanjii vol. 7, Beijing, 1987, p. 35. no. 71. See, also, the set of eight embroidered pictures, also dated to the Ming period and depicting the Eight Immortals, included in the O.C.S. exhibition, Arts of the Ming Dynasty, 1955-57, vol. 30, no. 73. The two afore-mentioned comparable examples as well as the present scrolls, are all execptionally finely worked on a very fine silk satin.