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Korean Antique Tall Painted Panel of Two Phoenixes and Flowers

Korean Antique Tall Painted Panel of Two Phoenixes and Flowers


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Paintings: Pre 1800: Item # 1425174
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5757 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
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 $3,600.00 
Antique Korean painting, very tall and narrow, of a pair of phoenix birds, one occupying the upper portion of the painting and the other one on the bottom. The lower phoenix emerges from water as shown by a blossoming lotus. The rest of the space surrounding both birds is filled with robust peony blossoms of different color. Painted in rich mineral colors on paper. Later put into a custom lacquered wood frame.

The magical phoenix is called Bonghwang in Korea. The double phoenix symbolizes virtue, prosperity, beauty, and morality. Also used as a symbol for the empress.

Age: Mid 18th Century

Dimensions: 95" high x 17 1/4" wide