Artwork Panel: 52.8cm x 98.4cm ≈ 20¾" x 38¾"
Silk/Brocade: 62cm x 152.7cm ≈ 24½" x 60"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 71cm ≈ 28"
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is the god of longevity or the saint of long life. This old man with a huge forehead is said to be the one who grants longer lives to those whom are worthy.
His name is romanized as "Shou Xing" and in the older format "Shou Hsing" (his name is literally translated as "longevity star"). In most depictions, including this one, he holds in his hand, a peach of immortality. This famous peach has led many Chinese people to feel the need to eat peaches on their birthdays to ensure long life.
Hanging this tribute to the god of immortality on your wall may ensure you an extended lifetime.
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.
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.
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.
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.