Rabbit gazing at the moon and stars besides a blossoming osmanthus, lingzhi fungus, and autumn leaves
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This exquisite silk embroidery depicts a rabbit gazing up at the full moon from a rocky bank. The moon and two constellations indicate that it is nighttime; the blossoming osmanthus and red leaves reveal that it is autumn—the season of the Moon Festival. An auspicious phrase on the upper right corner, crafted in the shape of a seal, reads “xi cui chuan nian” (稀翠傳年), meaning “deep green signifies longevity”.