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Antique Chinese Framed Painting of Zhong Kui
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Antique Chinese Framed Painting of Zhong Kui

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 1342774
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Antique Chinese framed painting of the mythological figure Zhong Kui, commander of 80,000 demons, vanquisher of evil spirits, and guardian of households. He appears to be controlling an unhappy looking green demon with a turtle shell, sometimes called Shui Gui. Two small bats fly just next to the calligraphy on the lefthand side, with red chop by the artist.

Circa 1800

Size: (entire frame) 24.5" L x 22" H (artwork only) 16.5" L x 13.5" H