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Important and Rare Taoist Temple Banner

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 1293068

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81170 Livers Cazelles, FRANCE
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15

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Antique temple banner consisting in a long sort of ribbon made of paper on which a series of religious scenes showing Taoist gods and chimeras are hand painted with polychrome pigments. The banner is around 10 m long by 27 cm high, and is affixed to a wood stick on both sides. The piece is signed Zheng Fa and dated Xian Feng 6 (1855). It is coming from the South West region of China, and was painted by an artist who was a member of the Yao ethnic minority. The banner has suffered damages due to extensive use and also to its very old age, but its condition is still good. It is a rare piece, and part of a European collection of several paintings of this kind. I