An extremely rare and fine large Coromandel dated twelve-panel screen
Carved Kangxi cyclical date geng shen corresponding to AD1680 and of the period
The front side intricately decorated with a scene of a Daoist paradise depicting a heavenly landscape with the Daoist Immortals including Xi Wangmu (the Queen Mother of the West) seated on a deer cart flanked by two attendants, happily greeting Shoulao on the back of a flying crane, surrounded by attendants, pavilions, gnarled pine and wutong trees issuing from cragged rockwork, stylised cloud scrolls and a setting sun, all above swirling waves, within a narrow band of stylised animal scrolls and a further wide border with scholarly vessels and objects, and potted flowers, the back of the screen equally elaborately decorated and coloured with several groups of scholars and attendants admiring a scroll, practising calligraphy and relaxing in a garden setting with a river, leafy pine, willow, bamboo and wutong trees, and a setting sun, the front side with a dated inscription on the walnut shell on the right border.
Each panel 263cm high x 49cm wide(103½in high x 19¼in wide)
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