Calendar with the Zhongli Quan figurine

Calendar with the Zhongli Quan figurine


A 1931 calendar, decorated with a padded textile figure depicting Zhongli Quan 鍾離權, one of the Daoist “eight immortals” (ba xian 八仙), legendary Daoist masters who are said to attain immortality by mastering various techniques. Zhongli Quan is associated with alchemy and is considered a protector from poverty and hunger. He is usually depicted bare-chested, sometimes also holding a magic fan or ruyi 如意 mushroom. (HM, PP)

Material description: fabric, paper
Manufacturing technique: sewing, wadding, gluing
Dimensions: height: 35.7 cm, width: 11.7 cm
No. of parts: 1
Current owner: Celje Regional Museum
Date of the last acquisition: 1957–1961
Previous owners and periods of ownership: Alma M. Karlin, Thea Schreiber Gammelin, Celje Regional Museum
Object condition, handling and damage: well preserved
History of exhibition: Celje Regional Museum, Celje, 16.10.2019–31.5.2020 (exhibition: Azija me je povsem uročila [Asia Utterly Bewitched Me])

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