Abstract

This paper examines the various pictorial representations of Xuanwu/Zhenwu, whose cult has spread since the Song dynasty. It identifies various gods and their images that were gradually subsumed by his cult to visually demonstrate the complexity of both the nature of the Daoist deity and of the evolution of Daoist iconography and religious practice.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1941-5524
Pages
pp. 69-95
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Open Access
No
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