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China Anonymous, Chinese
Zhong Kui Fighting a Demon, n. d.
Paint on Silk
58 1/4 in. x 28 1/8 in. (147.96 cm x 71.44 cm)

Object Type: Painting
Technique: Brushwork
Period: Ch'ing Dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Johan Wilhelm Norman Munthe
Accession Number: XX.1.85

The motif is very similar to XX.1.87.

No marks, seals, or signatures.

Multicolored paints brushed onto silk.

Object Description
Mounted vertical scroll of the demon queller Zhong Kui, with a demon just behind him. There is a demonic animal at the demon's side, just to his left. He holds a multi-sectioned sword in his left hand. Zhong Kui is dressed in a red robe and armor, and holds a machete in his right hand. The background consists of swirling grey clouds.

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