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Heavenly Officials with Son and Auspicious Offerings (Diptych)

Accession Number
2015/2.164.1

Title
Heavenly Officials with Son and Auspicious Offerings (Diptych)

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
19th-20th century

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
22 ¼ in x 13 15/16 in (56.52 cm x 35.4 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi

Subject matter
The larger figure is a 'Heavenly official' wearing elaborate Qing-style court robes. His robe features a white crane in the center, which symbolizes peace and longevity, and also depicts his rank. The smaller figure is holding a teapot, and the speech bubble above the books translates to "uniting territory." The clouds in the background represent the celestial realm, since clouds were created between heaven and earth. 

Physical Description
Left panel of a diptych on a cardboard backing. A bearded figure is dressed in an elaborate robe with crane motifs and is holding a vase with long flowers. He stands against a green-blue background, which is covered in a lattice of white clouds. A smaller, childlike figure stands next to him and is holding a teapot with a speech bubble above it. They are facing right.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
clouds
human figures (visual works)

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