Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 4th Floor (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 4th fl., North Hall, outside Hauenstein Conference rm. 440

One Hundred Children

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.317.1
Artist:
Jiating
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Painting on Silk
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 66 in Width: 26 in
Description:
Many children outside playing around a pond.
Historical Context:
This painting on silk represents the popular Chinese story of 100 children. The legend is based on the story of King Wen of Zhou (1152 – 1056 BC), who, according to the legend, had 99 sons and adopted one additional son to have a total of 100. The legend of 100 children represents good luck as the number 100 is considered a lucky number in China and represents bounty and abundance.