Large Painting of The Daoist Deities San-ch’ing (Sanxing)
Kangxi Period: 18th Century
Gouache on Paper
W:105cm x H:180cm
A large painting of the three star gods (Sanxing): Fu , Lu and Shou. The Three Star Gods are depicted from the right to left in keeping with how Chinese characters are read/written. Fu (Fuxing) representing Good Fortune is depicted holding a child. Lu (Luxing) the word for status representing Prosperity depicted in high-ranking official dragon robe. Shou representing Longevity is depicted holding a baby with a peach in this hands with an attendant riding on a Mythical Beast.