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Subject:chinese japanese tibetan?
Posted By: Yurike Wed, Oct 10, 2018 IP:

Trying to find info on some old scrolls that my husband had bought over the years. Possible artist subject matter and age/origin. Listing 2 or 3. Very long hanging scroll 82"x25" that needs some restoration work at the top.Seems to be of religious or mythological subject. Top Possibly depicting Sun Wukong?
2 of 2 listings for this scroll
I thank you for any help with these.

Subject:Re: chinese japanese tibetan?
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Oct 11, 2018

These are Chinese consecutive zodiac signs: Monkey and Rooster. There are 12 signes together.They are the spheres in ancient Chinese astronomy which divides the celestial spheres, twelve from East to West along the equatorial belt.They are considered in Taoist calendar as imaginary star-kings. Names of star-kings indicated after the names of zodiacs.
申宮猿面齊星君 - Sign of Monkey Ape Mask Qixing-jun (Qi Star-King)
酉宮鶏面魯星君 -  Sign of Rooster Rooster Mask
Luxing-jun (Lu Star-King)

2nd picture,
十二宮 左 - Twelve celestial signs - Left
申酉  - Monkey, Rooster

With regards,

Subject:Re: chinese japanese tibetan?
Posted By: yurike Sun, Oct 14, 2018

Thank you very much I.Nagy for your reply and time.
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