Album of Daoist and Buddhist Themes: Procession of Daoist Deities: Leaf 12

佛道主題畫冊

Album of Daoist and Buddhist Themes: Procession of Daoist Deities: Leaf 12

1200s

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Album, ink on paper

Sheet: 34.2 x 38.4 cm (13 7/16 x 15 1/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund in honor of Dr. Ju-hsi Chou and Gift of various donors to the department of Asian Art (by exchange) 2004.1.12

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Description

This section of the Daoist pantheon depicts six generals, five of whom are identifiable by inscriptions. Starting from the right, they are Guan Yü 關羽, Zhang Bo 張渤, a general whose label has been lost, Ma Lingyao 馬靈耀, Zhou Guangze 周廣澤, and Zhao Gongming 趙公明. The generals, clad in military gear and wielding weapons, command spirit armies to intimidate and destroy demons that cause sickness and misfortune.

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