Wenchang, Stellar God of Literature
- Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
- 16th century
- H. 5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm); W. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Alfred W. Hoyt Collection, Bequest of Rosina H. Hoppin, 1965
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Wenchang is one of a host of personified or embodied stars found in Chinese culture. Associated with literature and, by extension, scholarship and knowledge, Wenchang is part of a constellation of six stars near the Big Dipper.