Obverse: Queen Mother of the West; Reverse: Pine Tree and Autumn Leaves
Pair of Doors (Sugito)
Artist/maker unknown, Japanese
Xiwangmu, the Queen Mother of the West, is a Chinese Daoist deity who was said to reside in the legendary Kunlun Mountains and to cultivate the elixir of immortality. Called Seiobo in Japanese, the goddess is shown here accompanied by a servant with a fan, while another attendant holds the peaches of immortality.