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Object Title:
A Demon Queller on a Lion
Object Number:
C123
Current Location:
Out on loan
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
17th Century - 18th Century
Early Date:
1600
Late Date:
1799
Section:
Asian
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Demon
Lion
Bats
Description:
A demon queller on a lion. Artist: Sima Kou. The red upflung bats have special meaning here because 'red' and 'abundant' are pronounced as 'hung', 'fortune' and 'bats' are pronounced as fu, th upward flying bats function as a pun. 'Heng-fu chi-tien', Abundant fortune equates with Heaven.
Credit Line:
Purchased from M. Knoedler & Company
Other Number:
GETZ 66   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 32,35
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[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 198 no.66
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