|Object Title||A Demon Queller on a Lion|
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||17th Century - 18th Century|
|Inscription Language:||Chinese Language|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from M. Knoedler & Company, 1916|
|Other Number:||Getz 66 - Other Number|
A demon queller on a lion. Attributed to artist: Sima Kou 司馬冦 (Northern Song) but probably later. The red upflung bats have special meaning here because 'red' and 'abundant' are pronounced as 'hong', 'fortune' and 'bats' are pronounced as fu, therefore the upward flying bats function as a pun or rebus. 洪福齊天, hongfu qitian, or abundant fortune equates with Heaven. Formerly in the collection of John Calvin Ferguson (1866 - 1945 CE).
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Exhibition of Oriental Art (12 Feb 1916)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 32, No. 16||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 198 no.66||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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