Jacques Barrere Presents "Chu Kingdom" During Asia Week New York
In their exhibition "Chu Kingdom" at Trinity House, 24 East 64th Street, Galerie Jacques Barrère of Paris will highlight a carved wooden Phoenix on Tiger, with deer antlers. The Phoenix, one of the four mythical animals of Chinese mythology, was a central creature in the funeralceremonies of the Chu Kingdom. Associated with good fortune and bringing peace on earth, the phoenix also has the capacity to fly, the ultimate privilege adopted by the Immortals in the afterlife. This sculpture is a remarkable example of the importance of this cult in the Chu culture.