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Cozy Worthies Map
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Stamp Title: Cozy Worthies Map
Serial Number: 2016-6
Value in Set: 3+1
Denomination: 9.9 yuan
Date of Issue: 2016-04-02
Designer: Wang Huming
Size of Stamp: 47×35mm
Perforation: 13.5
Sheet Composition: 15
Printer: Beijing Stamp Printing House
Printing Process: Heliographic printing

Cozy Worthies Map is a painting by the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) artist Sun Wei. A rare figure painting from the dynasty, it is a colored painted scroll 168.7 cm long and 45.2 cm high. Kept at the Shanghai Museum, the Cozy Worthies Map is an incomplete copy of the Bamboo Grove Map, which captures seven worthies in the Wei and Jin dynasties (220-420 AD).

Yet the painting depicts four of the worthies: Shan Tao, Wang Rong, Liu Ling and Ruan Ji. Sitting on a tapestry, each has an expression in his own style. Four pages are waiting besides them with different objects in their hands.

Lacking an author's inscription, the painting carries the inscription of Song Dynasty Emperor Huizong (1082-1135 AD), "Cozy Worthies Map by Sun Wei". The painting was recorded in the Xuanhe Painting Book written in the Song Dynasty with the inscriptions "Xuanhe" and "Emperor's Handwriting".

In accordance, China National Philatelic Corporation will issue a FDC with sheet and cover.

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