Album of Daoist and Buddhist Themes: Procession of Daoist Deities: Leaf 4

Album of Daoist and Buddhist Themes: Procession of Daoist Deities: Leaf 4

1200s

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Album, ink on paper (fifty leaves)

Sheet: 34.3 x 38.4 cm (13 1/2 x 15 1/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund in honor of Dr. Ju-hsi Chou and Gift of various donors to the department of Asian Art (by exchange) 2004.1.4

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Leaf 4 depicts one of the sanguan ("Three Officials of Heaven, Earth, and Water") in the Daoist
pantheon. These "officials" work as intermediaries between human beings and the bureaucracy of the
netherworlds. This deity, riding on a lively steed, most likely represents the "Official of Earth." Leading the way, his entourage includes a host of protective guards who carry his sword and chair, hoist his parasol and flags, or simply hold their own weapons. Trailing behind is a demonic figure carrying on his shoulder a hunting dog. These figures all walk on clouds, moving along with a strong wind that causes the parasol and flags to flutter, creating a sense of overall motion.

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