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Object TitleA Demon Queller on a Lion
Object Number: C123
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 17th Century - 18th Century
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1799
Credit Line:Purchased from M. Knoedler & Company, 1916
Other NumberGETZ 66 - Other Number


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.


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

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