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Ba Gua Door Charm

Photo credit: Horniman Museum and Gardens

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This painting is by an unknown artist from China. Framed painting with head and claws of a tiger above and the eight trigrams, ba gua, surrounding a yin yang symbol formed of two fish, one green and one red, below. The character on the left means 'kind', that on the right means 'one'. The painting would have been mounted outside a home in China to keep away evil spirits.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

Forest Hill


Date

20th C

Medium

pigment on glass with wood

Measurements

H 19 x W 14 cm

Accession number

1996.290

Acquisition method

acquired by an agent, 1996

Work type

Painting


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