Magu, A Taoist Fairy


From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Title Magu, A Taoist Fairy
Object Number C431
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese | Daoist
Provenience China
Date Made 17th Century - 18th Century
Section Asian
Materials Silk | Pigment
Technique Painted
Iconography Magu | Lan Caihe

A young girl painted on dark silk. A Daoist Fairy known as Magu. Could also represent Lan Caihe, one of the eight Taoist Rishi. She is depicted as a young girl with black hair, partly clad in leaves and long flowing robes, whose basket with peony flowers is carried over her back, whilst a gourd bottle tied to the girdle holds other blossoms. There is a small red seal on the lower right side of the painting.

Credit Line Purchased from H. Kevorkian, 1922
Other Number Getz 49 - Other Number

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