The Joy of the Herdsman

Framed painting of the benevolent deity of wellbeing, depicting a rider clothed in a brown robe, orange sash, red and black pointed hat with a streamer, orange and green scarves and boots. On a bay horse with gold, brown and purple harness. The god gazes down on a verdant landscape of pastures, flowers and streams with grazing animals: camels, cattle, horses, deer and ducks. Behind is a jewel-bearing tree, green hills, blue sky and brown and white clouds. On a gold and green cloth mount.

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