Magpies and Pomegranate Painted Panel

c. 1850
$980 USD
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W: 21.5" D: 0.75" H: 22.5"
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Its orange border still impressively vibrant, this 19th-century painted wood panel from northern China depicts a scene full of traditional Chinese symbolism. Surrounded by warriors poised for battle, five magpies hover mid-flight, arranged in the Chinese character for luck or blessing. A good omen in the midst of adversity, the magpies are carrying a pomegranate, a symbol of fertility and marital happiness. Auspicious bats mark each corner, bearers of happiness and longevity. Possibly bestowed as a gift to a recently married couple, this delicately painted panel is a beautiful example of Qing-dynasty art.

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