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"
Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This artwork was discounted because of a minor spot in the painting.
This is a great wall scroll if you were born in the year of the monkey.
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 (shou) which means longevity and long life in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.