Prosperity Saint - God of Prosperity - Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 43.4cm x 68cm  ≈  17" x 26¾"

Silk/Brocade: 52.5cm x 123.5cm  ≈  20¾" x 48½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 61.5cm  ≈  24¼"

Prosperity Saint - God of Prosperity - Wall Scroll close up view

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

What a red ghost can look like

This wall scroll is discounted because of an almost invisible red ghost.

If you are wondering, red ghost refers to a red shadow of the artist's red signature stamp. This is sometimes transfer from a previous painting which happens when the artist signs all of his work at the same time and piles up the paintings before the red ink is dry. It's more common than I would like, and it costs me a lot of money - but I am picky about quality, so my loss is your gain.

This is the God of Prosperity or Prosperity Saint of China.

His formal name is Lu Xing (Prosperity Star), but his real name is believed to be Zhang Xian. He lived during the Later Shu dynasty. The word lu also refers to the salary of a government official. As such, the Lu star is the star of prosperity, rank, and influence.