Vase in Meiping Shape with Daoist Immortal Zhongli Quan


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Identified by the leaf held in one hand and the gourd suspended from his belt, Zhongli Quan is revered in the religious tradition of Daoism. Thought to have lived sometime between the second century BC. and the second century AD., he is one of a group of eight quasi-historical figures that became prominent in Daoist traditions beginning in the twelfth century, and were later often depicted in the visual arts.

Vase in Meiping Shape with Daoist Immortal Zhongli Quan, Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware), China

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