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Longevity Monkey Chinese Character Wall Scroll


Longevity Monkey Chinese Character Wall Scroll
Longevity Monkey Chinese Character Wall Scroll
153cm
60¼"
69.6cm
27½"

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 51.3cm x 97.5cm  ≈  20¼" x 38¼"

Silk/Brocade: 60.6cm x 153cm  ≈  23¾" x 60¼"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 69.6cm  ≈  27½"

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This artwork was discounted because of a minor spot in the painting.

猴壽圖

Longevity / Long Life Monkey

This is a great wall scroll if you were born in the year of the monkey.

Longevity Monkey Chinese Character Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

This is a very unique form of calligraphy. It's a Chinese character that is made to look like an actual figure. In this case, a frisky monkey. The monkey is probably meant to represent the Monkey King from the novel, "Journey to the West". This particular monkey was immortal.

The large character/monkey is also a representation of 壽 (shou) which means longevity and long life in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This item was listed or modified
Jul 31st, 2018

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Gary's random little things about China:

The Bare Bones:

In the USA and most western countries, when people eat chicken, generally the breast meat and other white meat is preferred over dark meat.
However, in China, it is exactly the opposite.
In fact, check a supermarket in China and you'll find that chicken breasts are the cheapest cuts, while other cuts containing dark meat and bone get top dollar.

You will also find that traditional Chinese people wanting the freshest possible food will buy their chicken alive, and butcher it just before cooking a tasty meal.
And don't be put off by the bones in the chicken that you are served - all the bones, and even the head are usually served together and are seen in Chinese culture as a sign of quality and good taste.

Typical Gallery Price: $80.00

Your Price: $35.00