Artwork Panel: 53.2cm x 96cm ≈ 21" x 37¾"
Silk/Brocade: 62.4cm x 152cm ≈ 24½" x 59¾"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 71.4cm ≈ 28"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Reason for discount: Minor red smudges in the painting.
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is (Li Shi-Zhen) who is more commonly known by the title (Shen Nong), the Divine Farmer.
This legendary man is credited with partially inventing and refining Chinese medicine some. Some say he is a figure of Chinese mythology. But many Chinese will insist he was a real man who, after trying many medicinal herbs (and nearly poisoning himself to death on 75 occasions) invented tea as a detoxifying remedy to poison in 2737 BC.
Whether truth, fiction, or a composite of many, he is credited with being the father of eastern medicine thousands of years before western medicine was in its infancy.
Some will refer to this man as "Holy Farmer", "Emperor of the Five Grains" (五穀先帝), and "Medicine King".
The Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shennong
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Apr 28th, 2013
Gary's random little things about China:
If you come to China, save your small change...
In Beijing, the government recently passed a law against charging money for using a public toilet.
However, in other cities and towns around China, expect to pay between 2-5 mao (about 3-5 cents) for the use.
Bring your own toilet paper, or expect to pay 5 mao for a small pack of tissue as you enter.
In my opinion, the best public toilet in all of China is at Tian'anmen Square.
This public restroom is not only clean, but also features its own gift shop.