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Mo - The Golden Panda

Mo - The Golden Panda


Title - "Mo - The Golden Panda"


Edition 13.


The quote of Inspiration for creating this artwork:

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln


This quote is encrypted in Braille Language (blind text) within the artwork.


Mo (貘) was the standard Chinese name for the giant panda from the 3rd century BCE to the 19th century CE, but in 1824, the French sinologist Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat mistakenly identified the mo as the recently discovered black-and-white Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus), which never inhabited China in historical times.


He based this misidentification on Chinese woodblock illustrations that depicted a mythological mo (貘) chimera with elephant trunk, rhinoceros eyes, cow tail, and golden tiger paws (also known as the Japanese baku 獏), which the famous Tang poet Bai/Bo Juyi first described in the 9th century.


The consequences of Abel-Rémusat's error were extensive. His presumption that mo meant "Chinese tapir" was immediately adopted in Western zoology, and by the end of the 19th century it was accepted as modern scientific fact in China and Japan. In the 20th century, since mo had lost its original meaning, the giant golden panda was given a new Chinese name da xiongmao (大熊貓 lit. "large bear cat").


"Mo - The Golden Panda"  

Variable Size's up to 1000mm x 1000mm

Printed on Archival Hahnemühle Fine Art Print Paper, with white boarder. Please note other surfaces are available on request.

Please contact us if you need any custom sized prints.


This limited edition print of 95 is now available.


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The characteristics of the razor sharp ultraHD Archival Print are exhibited perfectly. The light enhances the appearance, making the colors and depth really pop. .Global shipping costs will vary, the value of costs will appear in your shopping cart once delivery location is entered


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