Galleries : Undying Tales 2019/2020 : UT 26 - Amur Leopard



AMUR LEOPARD - 6.5x6.5 inches $210.00 (SOLD)
Leopard I - 3.5x4.5 inches $45.00 (SOLD)
Leopard II - 3.5x4.5 inches $45.00 (SOLD)
Cat & Bat - 4.5x7 inches $175.00 (SOLD)
Queen Mother of the West - 6.5x6.5 inches $210.00 (SOLD)

Highlighted Species: Panthera pardus orientalis

Status: Critically Endangered

Xiwangmu, Queen Mother of the West, is a Chinese deity, a powerful goddess with dominion over fertility, health, creation and destruction. She is wife of the Jade Emperor, and guardian off the Peaches of Immortality. In the earliest mentions of her, she has a wild and ferocious nature, and is depicted with a feral cast, and only in later artwork is she shown in a more refined and cultivated vision. In “A Chinese Beastiary: Guideways Through Mountains & Seas”, edited & Translated by Richard E. Strassberg: “Three hundred fifty li farther west is Jade Mountain. This is where the Queen Mother of the West dwells. The Queen Mother of the West resembles a human with a leopard’s tail and tigers teeth. She is adept as whistling and wears a Sheng-Crown on top of her unkempt hair. She administers calamities from heaven as well as five punishments.”

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Size: 6 x 6 inches
Medium: Ink
©2020, Stephanie Law

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