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Shen Nong
Divine Farmer
Chinese Wall Scroll

Shen Nong - Divine Farmer -  Chinese Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 53.3cm x 98.2cm  ≈  21" x 38¾"

Silk/Brocade: 62cm x 154.4cm  ≈  24½" x 60¾"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 71cm  ≈  28"

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Shen Nong, the Divine Farmer

Shen Nong - Divine Farmer - Chinese Wall Scroll close up view

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

This is 李時珍 (Li Shi-Zhen) who is more commonly known by the title 神農 (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".
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Please note that the xuan paper used for the painting on this wall scroll may have some embedded fibers, husks, or specks. This is not a defect, but a natural part of this handmade paper.

Sandy holding a Jin Bin Guan Gong wall scroll

Here is Sandy holding a different wall scroll by Jin Bin. This one is actually about 122cm or 48" long (smaller than most of the Jin Bin wall scrolls we sell). Even in this smaller size, it shows you how big these handmade wall scrolls are.

About the Art...

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 about a half 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.

About the Artist...

The artist's name is ??? (Qing Jing-Bin). He was born in Guanxi Province (southern China). His specialty is paintings of mythological and historical figures of ancient China.

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Apr 15th, 2013

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Gary's random little things about China:

Where's my soy sauce?

When you sit down to eat at a restaurant in China, you will almost never see a bottle of soy sauce on the table like you might at a Chinese restaurant in the USA or UK.
In Chinese cooking culture, soy sauce is a seasoning reserved for use in the kitchen.
The fact that soy sauce can be found at Chinese restaurants outside of China probably comes from westerner confusion between Japanese food and Chinese food.
The most popular Japanese food outside of Japan is sushi, which of course is always served with soy sauce. This is the most likely reason that soy sauce migrated out of the kitchen on onto the table at your Chinese restaurant in the west.

Typical Gallery Price: $200.00

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