Lan Caihe, a strolling singer and flutist, patron of the indigent, is the seventh immortal on the embroidered screen. All the money he receives while performing on the earth he gives to the poor. It is uncertain whether Lan Caihe is a man or a woman; often he/she wears women’s clothing but speaks with a man’s voice. Here the immortal is depicted as more masculine, but the antelope beside the figure symbolizes the image of tender young womanhood.
Unless otherwise specified on this page, this work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.