No publication details. No date. Stock ID #160163
Large size Chinese Cultural Revolution papercut on red paper loosely presented on back backing. The lower section features a portrait of the young Mao Zedong standing sky high with mountains, rivers and clouds behind him. Upper section shows a handwritten poem by Mao Zedong in 1934. In very good condition, text in Chinese calligraphy, papercut measures 72 x 48.4cm. The poem on the papercut translates as:
--to the tune of Ching Ping Yueh
Soon dawn will break in the east.
Do not say "You start too early";
Crossing these blue hills adds nothing to one's years,
The landscape here is beyond compare.
Straight from the walls of Huichang lofty peaks,
Range after range, extend to the eastern seas.
Our soldiers point southward to Kwangtung
Looming lusher and greener in the distance.
(translated by 袁水拍 等 [Yuan Shuipai and others]) (When referring to this item please quote stockid 160163).
Price: $450.00 AU