Eighteen Luohans, Scene Five: Imperial Figure Rising from the Waves

Title

Eighteen Luohans, Scene Five: Imperial Figure Rising from the Waves

Description

Imperial figure (perhaps Cao Guo-qui, relative of a 10th century Emperor and patron of actors) rising from the waves to extend his ru-i scepter toward another Immortal seated on a mossy knoll. The ocean-borne Immortal is followed by three attendants, one bearing a bronze tripod, one a sword, and one a tide-compelling jewel. The Immortal on the shores is served by two attendants, one a boy and the other a warrior.

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_1f

Rights

Copyright Not Evaluated

Format

painting
hand scroll

Alternative Title

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