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The Ho-Ho Brothers of Harmony

Accession Number
1989/2.145

Title
The Ho-Ho Brothers of Harmony

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
20th century

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
17 5/8 in x 15 1/4 in (44.7 cm x 38.7 cm);18 5/16 in x 15 7/8 in (46.5 cm x 40.3 cm);17 5/8 in x 15 1/4 in (44.7 cm x 38.7 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle B. Hanna

Subject matter
"He He Er Sheng" are the He He Twin Immortals. They are often depicted together laughing and are gods of peace and harmony. The left twin is holding a basket with a bat in it which is a symbol of happiness. The dragon in the background symbolizes luckiness and goodness. 

Physical Description
Two nearly identical figures stand together. Both are dressed in a robe and hat. The left figue is holding a basket and the right figure is holding an instrument. There is a dragon in the background to the left of them. 

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
brothers
harmony (artistic concept)
immortals
males
peace
twins

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