Zhong Kui (the demon queller) with five demonsArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date20th centuryMedium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
21 5/8 in. x 16 9/16 in. ( 55 cm x 42 cm )Credit LineGift of Harold W. Stevenson, University of Michigan Professor Emeritus in PsychologySubject matter
This is a woodblock print of the Chinese demon queller, Zhong Kui. He was known to fight off demons and chase away evil spirits. The smaller figures seem to be demons, and Zhong Kui is fighting them off. The clouds on his robe represent the celestrial realm, since clouds were created in between heaven and earth. Zhong Kui is usually painted on gates as a guardian spirit or in places where there are high valued goods. Physical Description
This is a woodblock print on paper. There is a center figure with a blue face and is wearing a colorul robe with cloud motifs. He is holding a sword and is surrounded by five smaller figures. Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaAsianRights
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