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Chinese Zodiac

洪福遠 , 1991

The Zodiac is a folk cultural symbol, which uses twelve animals to correspond to the twelve Branches of Chinese timing methods, and then evolved into a set of folk interpretation system corresponding to personality, marriage and luck. In modern times, more and more people take the Chinese Zodiac as the mascot of the Spring Festival and become a symbol of entertainment and cultural activities. As for sorting, it is said that the cow was supposed to be the first, but the mouse secretly climbed onto the cow’s back and took the lead. There was no cat among the twelve animals. It was said that the emperor would choose twelve animals as palace guards. The cat asked the mouse to sign up. But the mouse forgot. From then on, the cat sought revenge when it saw the mouse. The twelve animals are mouse, cow, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, chicken, dog and pig.

  • 洪福遠
  • Painting, Wax Painting
  • 160cm X 90cm

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