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Kau Jun, the 'venerable gentleman', wearing traditional costume, holding the 'Eight Trigrams' and 'Yin and Yang' symbol. Watercolour, China, 18--.

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1800-1899
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567803i
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The trigrams are composed of the positive and negative qualities of yin and yang and represent stages in the continuous process of change. They are found in the I Ching as divination tools and used in the science of feng shui

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1800-1899

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1 painting : watercolour ; image 21.4 x 17.7 cm

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Inscription in Chinese script

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 567803i

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  • Chinese

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