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A Chinese sage sitting on a bench beneath banana trees, with servants preparing a meal. Chinese painting on silk, c1700-1850


A Chinese sage sitting on a bench beneath banana trees, with servants preparing a meal. Chinese painting on silk, c1700-1850


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A Chinese sage sitting on a bench beneath banana trees, with servants preparing a meal. Chinese painting on silk, c1700-1850

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A Chinese sage sitting on a bench beneath banana trees, with servants preparing a meal. Chinese painting on silk, c1700-1850

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1700 1850 Banana Bench Border China Chinese Cooking Ornament Philosopher Plant Robe Sage Scroll Servant Tree


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This Chinese painting on silk, created between 1700 and 1850, transports us to a serene scene of ancient wisdom and daily life. A wise Chinese sage sits peacefully on a bench beneath the lush canopy of banana trees. The tranquility is palpable as servants diligently prepare a sumptuous meal nearby. The sage, dressed in an elegant robe, exudes an air of profound contemplation. His scroll rests gently in his lap, symbolizing the vast knowledge he possesses. With eyes closed and hands folded gracefully, he appears lost in deep meditation. Surrounded by nature's beauty, the banana trees sway gently in the breeze while their vibrant green leaves create a natural border around this harmonious tableau. The servants' meticulous cooking adds to the atmosphere of domestic bliss as they attend to every detail with utmost care. Intricate ornaments adorn the surroundings - from delicate tea jugs to ornamental plants - enhancing both aesthetic appeal and functionality within this fine art masterpiece. This painting not only captures a moment frozen in time but also serves as a window into Chinese culture during that period. It showcases how philosophy was deeply intertwined with everyday existence; where even amidst bustling activity, one could find solace and enlightenment through introspection. As we gaze upon this remarkable artwork by 140_1701286 from Granger Art on Demand, we are reminded of the timeless allure of ancient wisdom and its enduring relevance in our modern lives.

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