ten standing figures, each holding a fan (?) except two figures at top- one holds a scroll, other holds staff; green and blue ground; gold frame; glazed with plexiglass

The Exalted Emperors and The Gods of the Five Directions, 16th century

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This scroll bears an inscription identifying the figures in the painting as "the exalted emperors Tufu (god of the earth) and the Gods of the Five Directions." The chief figures are all dressed in formal court robes and hats descending from heaven with perfect Confucian decorum.

Details
Title
The Exalted Emperors and The Gods of the Five Directions
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2004.131.3
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ten standing figures, each holding a fan (?) except two figures at top- one holds a scroll, other holds staff; green and blue ground; gold frame; glazed with plexiglass