The Monkey King

Framed and glazed painting of the Monkey King, Sun Wukong, a key character in 'Journey to the West'which is believed to have been written and published anonymously in China by Wu Cheng'en in the 16th century. The Monkey King is seated on a green throne and holds a staff. The frame is painted gold. Inscriptions to either side. The two characters on the right read: 'Equal of Heaven''; the two on the left mean 'Great Sage'.

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