General Guo Ziyi’s Birthday Banquet


early or mid-1800s
Location: not on view
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This folding screen is highly likely to have been created by an amateur woman embroiderer.


The subject of this folding screen is a banquet in honor of Guo Ziyi (697–781), who is considered one of the greatest generals in Chinese history. He had a long and successful military career as well as a blissful family life. Thus, his image surrounded by his numerous family members symbolize the paragon of success and happiness. Using a wide spectrum of colorful silk threads, the artist colorfully depicts Guo enjoying his full-fledged retirement life.
General Guo Ziyi’s Birthday Banquet

General Guo Ziyi’s Birthday Banquet

early or mid-1800s

Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

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