Painting: 53.3cm x 98.3cm ≈ 21" x 38¾"
Silk Scroll: 62.6cm x 153.7cm ≈ 24½" x 60½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 71.6cm ≈ 28¼"Information about caring for your new Wall Scroll
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is the god of longevity or the saint of long life. This old man with a huge forehead is said to be the one who grants longer lives to those whom are worthy.
His name is romanized as "Shou Xing" and in the older format "Shou Hsing" (his name is literally translated as "longevity star"). In most depictions, including this one, he holds in his hand, a peach of immortality. This famous peach has led many Chinese people to feel the need to eat peaches on their birthdays to ensure long life.
Hanging this tribute to the god of immortality on your wall may ensure you an extended lifetime.
This is a very detailed painting that is mounted to a silk wall scroll. A lot of work went into this. It actually takes the artist almost a full day to complete.
You won't be disappointed if you become the owner of this work of art. I guarantee it personally or your money back.
The artist's name is Jing Bin. He was born in Guanxi Province (southern China). His specialty is paintings of mythological and historical figures of ancient China.
This item was listed or modified
Aug 23rd, 2012
Gary's random little things about China:
So after traveling to China, you have just finished your first meal in a real Chinese restaurant.
But the bill comes, and the waiter forgot to bring everyone their fortune cookies!
Well, actually not...
You see, fortune cookies did not come from China (at least not directly).
One legend has it in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a Chinese man running a noodle making shop in San Francisco accidentally mixed a bunch of sugar in his dough, and didn't want to waste it. So he made cookies and stuck papers with people's fortunes on them as a novelty.
In the end, it's really the Chinese visitors to America that are confused when the waiter brings them a blob of sugary noodle dough with a piece of paper stuck in it.