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Large Chinese Calligraphy Wall Scroll - Opeing Poem of "Romance of the Three Kingdoms"
Scroll Size: approx. 61" x 15" (155cm x 38cm)
"On and on the Great River rolls, racing east.
Of proud and gallant heroes its white-tops leave no trace,
As right and wrong, pride and fall turn all at once unreal.
Yet ever the green hills stay
To blaze in the west-waning day."
Romance of the Three Kingdoms (written in the 14th century and attributed to Luo Guanzhong) is a book with a long and impressive history. Nevertheless, this novel concerning the history of 1800 years ago is still acknowledged as a literary masterpiece today.
The novel covers one hundred and thirteen years of Chinese history, starting in 168 A.D. and ending with the reunification of the land in 280 A.D.
Three Kingdoms describes a fascinating dynastic-cycle: the fall of the Han Dynasty under Emperor Ling due to the Yellow Scarves rebellion, the division of the Empire into the three kingdoms ¨C Shu, Wei, and Wu ¨C and the reunification of the empire by the Jin Dynasty.
This calligraphy artwork is mounted on traditional Chinese wall scroll. It could be hung on the wall directly.
100% Hand written. Original Chinese Calligraphy.
Artist: Gu Xin.