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Subject:Confucius scroll??
Posted By: shedrick Sat, Jan 06, 2018 IP:

Is this Confucius? 60" x 18".is this modern? nicely framed purchased at a flea market.

thanks guys for all your help.

Subject:Re: Confucius scroll??
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Jan 07, 2018

The picture depicts Bodhidharma, the transmitter of
Chan (Zen) Buddhism to China (5th or 6th C.AD)
乾气含吐   Inhaling and exhaling dry air
己未冬至    Year of Earth-Sheep (...1979) Midwinter
暁泉 印法  Xiao Chuan Yinfa (Name of Buddhist Monk)
The seals read the same.
(There is a possibility that the calligrapher monk
was Japanese, in this case the reading is,
Gyosen Inpo)

With regards,

Subject:Re: Confucius scroll??
Posted By: mikeoz Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Not Confucius but Daruma, the Indian monk who introduced Buddhism to China and Japan.

I think the inscription reads something like "a dry river can't spit".

It appears to be dated Winter 1979.

The seals are modern, in that the characters are arranged in an unorthodox manner, reading left to right rather than the more traditional right to left reading.

The artist's name (or pen-name) is Xiao Quan 曉泉

Subject:Re: Confucius scroll??
Posted By: shedrick Mon, Jan 08, 2018

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