Hanging with the Three Stars


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This embroidered altar hanging is remarkable for its bold and expressive designs. The top and most important register features auspicious figures known as the Three Stars: Happiness (fu), Emoluments and Official Preferment (lu), and, in the center, Longevity (shou). Five boy attendants are meticulously embroidered with sweet faces and in lively postures. The middle and lower sections are decorated with sumptuous fruit offerings and auspicious animals and plants.

Hanging with the Three Stars, Silk and gold thread embroidery on silk satin, China

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