Funerary banner depicting the mythical ancestors of the human race, Fu Xi and Nu Wa, with their serpentine bodies entwined, and the sun and the moon encircled by stars at the top and bottom. Fu Xi is holding a ruler while Nu Wa is holding what appears to be a compass. Brightly coloured against blue background. Painted in Ink and colours on silk.

An00009799 004 l

Thing

Made Of
silk
Type of Thing
banner, ["繪畫", "Chinese"], ["幡", "Chinese"], painting
Subject
deity, sun/moon
Techniques
painted

People

Depicted
Fu Xi, Nu Wa
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel

Place

Found In
Astana

Time

Acquired In
1928
Made
6thC-7thC, circa
Period/Culture
Six Dynasties, Tang dynasty

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