About this object


The translation sheet reads the following: "Your waist is like a coiled / snake. / Your ambition is as high as / the sun".

Physical description

Calligraphy on one side of the sheet with translation on the reverse. Two lines of text are surrounded by a light grey cloud-like background that follows the shape of the writing. These are in turn on a gold background with floral motifs, each surrounded by a dark reddish-brown border. Another gold-patterned border surrounds both the columns and the borders, which are surrounded by yellow, red, gold, and blue borders. Three gold floral designs extend from the framed writing to the side edge of the paper. These floral designs, along with the framed writing, are surrounded by a thin yellow border. On the reverse, in pencil, there is some English translation with handwritten characters underneath.