Ode to the Goddess of the Luo River

Ode-To-Goddess-PaintingThis painting by Gu Kaizhi (346-407 CE) was inspired by a poem by Cao Zhi of the same name. It portrays a ritualistic ceremony in reverence to the Goddess of the River and the Healing Spirit of Water. The painting is now in the Palace Museum of Beijing collection. Click to enlarge.

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