Wall hanging with a maroon painted wooden frame and decorative procelain tiles inset. Four tiles have underglaze blue decoration; three of them are painted with lotus blossom and foliate scrolls. One tile, set at the bottom, is painted with dragon scrolls. Alternated between these blue and white tiles are two tiles painted with overglaze polychrome decoration. The upper tile depicts a war scene in mountainous landscape with two generals on horse back, one holding a 'guandao', the other holding a sword; two infantries with one holding a flag and the other holding a spear. The lower tile depicts Cao Guojiu, one of the Eight Daoist Immortals, standing on the back of a giant crab above seawaves. He is holding his emblem in his right hand, a pair of castanets.
wall hanging; panel (art)
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