明景泰 佚名 北斗中斗本命星君圖 軸

Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk | 138.9 x 77.6in | Dated 1454

Unidentified Artist, mid-15th century

This depiction of Daoist deities was once part of a set of paintings used in the Buddhist water-and-land ritual and commissioned by the emperor, as attested to by the inscription in the lower left: "By imperial order, directed and supervised by the s...
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