Joyous New Year

Tags: blessing | print

This auspicious painting is used on doors. It displays a beautiful lady with a plump child in her arms. Her left hand holds a pomegranate representing fertility while the child carries a vase of flowers with both hands. Behind them are peonies which symbolize wealth and rank. This painting is full of allegorical meanings including wishes for remaining safe and well, the return of spring, fertility, and wealth.

29 x21 cm

National Museum of History