Chinese Paper Scroll or Wall Hanging featuring Wang Zhaojun one of the four Chinese beauties
Beautiful detailed printed picture with vibrant colours
Made from strips of paper with bamboo bar at the top and bottom
Yellow hanging ribbon
The Four Beauties or Four Great Beauties are four ancient Chinese women, renowned for their beauty. The scarcity of historical records concerning them meant that much of what is known of them today has been greatly embellished by legend.
They gained their reputation from the influence they exercised over kings and emperors and consequently, the way their actions impacted Chinese history.
Three of the Four Beauties brought kingdoms to their knees and their lives ended in tragedy.
The Four Great Beauties lived in four different dynasties, each hundreds of years apart. In chronological order, they are:
- Xi Shi (c. 7th to 6th century BC, Spring and Autumn Period), said to be so entrancingly beautiful that fish would forget how to swim and sink away from the surface when seeing her reflection in water
- Wang Zhaojun (c. 1st century BC, Western Han Dynasty), said to be so beautiful that her appearance would entice birds in flight to fall from the sky
- Diaochan(c. 3rd century, Late Eastern Han/Three Kingdoms period), said to be so luminously lovely that the moon itself would shy away in embarrassment when compared to her face.
- Yang Guifei (719-756, Tang Dynasty), said to have a face that puts all flowers to shame.
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