Chinese Chicken Paintings

The chicken has been the symbol of valiancy in Chinese paintings since ancient times for it eats five poisonous creatures: centipede, poisonous snake, scorpion, toad, and spider as well as eliminate plague and drive away evil spirit. The Chinese also attribute five virtues to the cock or rooster.

The chicken 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 - Chinese Painting

Chicken - Chinese Painting

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