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Scroll of Eighty-Seven Immortals (Part)
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Stamp Title: Scroll of Eighty-Seven Immortals (Part)
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Denomination: 0.0 yuan
Date of Issue: 2012-03-14
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The Scroll of Eighty-Seven Immortals, measuring 30 centimeters vertically and 292 centimeters horizontally, is an anonymous silk scroll depicting 87 Taoist immortals paying homage to the supreme deity. The portrayed images, whether the supreme god, deities, divine generals, or celestial maidens, all come alive with vivid facial expressions, and their dresses and ornaments add a vibrant touch to the painting's artistic appeal. The picture is considered a representative of China's best achievements in line drawing techniques of classical portraits. After including the scroll into his collection, Xu Beihong (1895-1953), an outstanding Chinese artist, attributed it to Tang Dynasty painter Wu Daozi and even stamped a seal on it reading "Beihong's Life." The scroll is now collected by Xu Beihong Museum.

China National Philatelic Corporation will issue a silk first-day cover and a commemorative cancellation respectively.

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