Assembled Blessings

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese. Copy after Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining), Italian, 1688 - 1766.

Made in China, Asia

Republican Period (1912-1949)

Early 20th century

Ink and color on silk; originally mounted as a hanging scroll

Painting: 64 9/16 × 30 1/2 inches (164 × 77.5 cm) Frame: 6 feet 10 inches × 41 3/4 inches (208.3 × 106 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 236, Asian Art, second floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of Major General and Mrs. William Crozier, 1944

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The "assembled blessings" depicted include such auspicious omens as lotus pods with joined stems and double millet heads, which represent symbols of fertility and abundance.

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