Eighteen Luohans, Scene One: Dragon Rising

Title

Eighteen Luohans, Scene One: Dragon Rising

Description

This is an 18th Century Qing Dynasty scroll that depicts seven scenes that read from right to left. Scene one: A four-clawed blue dragon rising from a stormy sea in the midst of terrified fishermen. Such a dragon is conceived as one of the vehicles on which men who follow Taoist teachings faithfully enough get carried off into immortality and eternal happiness on the Mystic Isles of the Eastern Sea, foremost of which is Peng Lai

Creator

Zhou Xun, 1649-1729

Is Part Of

Asian Art Collection

Medium

Ink on Paper

Extent

16 in x 221 in; scroll dowel 1 in

Identifier

PUA_ART_1957_1b

Format

painting
hand scroll

Alternative Title

Taoist Immortals (Hsien Nung) on P'eng Lai, Mystic Isle of the Blest

Date Copyrighted

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