Chinese Chicken Paintings

The Rooster or Chicken is the tenth of the twelve-year cycle of animals which appear in the "shengxiao", the earthly branch, or better known in English as the Chinese Zodiac. The Rooster is a common subject in Chinese painting, belonging to the category of flower-and-bird painting. The Chinese character for the Chicken is a homophone of auspicious, thus making it particularly popular among Chinese artists.

Chicken-Peony - Chinese Painting

Chicken-Peony - Chinese Painting

Chinese Peony & Cock/Rooster Painting: A Chinese Chicken-Peony painting depicts a cock in a peony garden, symbolizing the pleasure of the country life as well as the hope that one will be blessed by rank and wealth (represented by the cock's comb and the peonies).

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