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A Chinese wiseman holding a sword and riding on the back of a tiger. Color woodcut, mid 18th to mid 19th century


A Chinese wiseman holding a sword and riding on the back of a tiger. Color woodcut, mid 18th to mid 19th century


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A Chinese wiseman holding a sword and riding on the back of a tiger. Color woodcut, mid 18th to mid 19th century

CHINESE WISEMAN.
A Chinese wiseman holding a sword and riding on the back of a tiger. Color woodcut, mid 18th to mid 19th century

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18th 19th China Chinese Christianity Edo Period Lizard Philosopher Riding Snake Sword Tiger Wiseman


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This color woodcut print from the mid 18th to mid 19th century depicts a Chinese wiseman in all his glory. The wiseman, adorned in traditional attire, holds a gleaming sword with confidence as he fearlessly rides on the back of a majestic tiger. This powerful image symbolizes strength, wisdom, and courage. The intricate details of this artwork showcase the artist's skillful craftsmanship. From the wiseman's serene expression to the tiger's fierce yet controlled demeanor, every element is meticulously portrayed. The vibrant colors bring life to the scene and create an atmosphere of awe and wonder. This woodcut print not only captures the essence of Chinese culture but also reflects elements of Christian symbolism prevalent during that era. It serves as a testament to how different cultures can intertwine and influence one another. As we gaze upon this remarkable piece, we are transported back in time to witness an extraordinary moment where philosophy meets adventure. The presence of other creatures such as lizards and snakes adds depth to this composition, hinting at hidden meanings waiting for us to unravel. In conclusion, this woodcut print is a true masterpiece that encapsulates both artistic brilliance and cultural significance. It reminds us of our capacity for greatness when armed with knowledge and guided by inner wisdom – just like the wise man riding on his mighty tiger steed.

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