Xiwangmu (Seiobo), the Queen Mother of the West
Kiyohara Yukinobu
Painted silk scroll
Latter half of the 17th century
Kiyohara Yukinobu (1643-1682) was one of the most celebrated painter from the prestigious Kanō school and her art frequently depicted historic and legendary women.  Xiwangmu, Queen Mother of the West, is an ancient Chinese goddess often associated with Taoism who can bestow longevity and prosperity.   

Xiwangmu (Seiobo), the Queen Mother of the West

Kiyohara Yukinobu

Painted silk scroll

Latter half of the 17th century

Kiyohara Yukinobu (1643-1682) was one of the most celebrated painter from the prestigious Kanō school and her art frequently depicted historic and legendary women.  Xiwangmu, Queen Mother of the West, is an ancient Chinese goddess often associated with Taoism who can bestow longevity and prosperity.