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2005-25, Scott 3455 Goddess of the River Luo
Goddess of the River Luo
(10-1), Goddess of the River Luo, 80 fen, 50*30 mm
Goddess of the River Luo
(10-2), Goddess of the River Luo, 80 fen, 50*30 mm
Goddess of the River Luo
(10-3), Goddess of the River Luo, 80 fen, 60*30 mm
Goddess of the River Luo
(10-4), Goddess of the River Luo, 80 fen, 40*30 mm
Goddess of the River Luo
(10-5), Goddess of the River Luo, 80 fen, 60*30 mm
Goddess of the River Luo
(10-6), Goddess of the River Luo, 80 fen, 60*30 mm
Goddess of the River Luo
(10-7), Goddess of the River Luo, 80 fen, 60-30 mm
Goddess of the River Luo
(10-8), Goddess of the River Luo, 80 fen, 50*30 mm
Goddess of the River Luo
(10-9), Goddess of the River Luo, 80 fen, 40*30 mm
Goddess of the River Luo
(10-10), Goddess of the River Luo, 80 fen, 50*30 mm
Goddess of the River Luo
(1-1), Goddess of the River Luo, 800 fen, 276*110 mm
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Scott No: 3455
Serial number: 2005-25
Values in set: 10
Date of issue: September 28, 2005
Denomination: 800 fen
Designer: Wang Huming
Size of stamps:
50*30 mm for item 1, 2, 8, 10;
60*30 mm for item 3, 5, 6, 7;
40*30 mm for item 4, 9;
Perforation: 12
Sheet composition: 10
Size of sheet: 276*110 mm
Printing process: Offset
Printing House: Henan Post & Telecom Printing Works
Themes: Paintings,
Background
The painting of "Goddess of the River Luo" was drawn by the famous artist Gu Kaizhi (348 - 409) of the Eastern Jin Dynasty. It is about six meters in length ans was created in ink with light color on a silk scroll. The theme of the painting came from the namesake poetic prose written by Cao Zhi (192 - 232), from Wei of the Three Kingdoms. Cao Zhi described his love as Luoshen (Goddess of the River Luo), expressing his strong feeling for her. Based on the description of the prose, the painting vividly portrays the artistic mood in three parts. Gu's style of painting is bold, natural and easy. Gu Kaizhi, styling himself Changkang, was born in Wuxi in todays's Jiangsu Province. He was a versatile man who was good at painting, and figure painting in particular. His paintings are life-like and he is known for his brilliant finishing touches. "Goddess of the River Luo" is one of his masterpieces.
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