Yang Yuhuan, 719Â¨C56, concubine of the T'ang emperor HsÂ¨Â¹an-tsung. The most famous beauty in Chinese history, in legend she is said to have captivated the emperor who then neglected state affairs. She adopted An Lu-shan, a general of Turkic origin, as her son and helped him win power at court. But a power struggle over control of the central government between An Lu-shan and Yang's brother led to An's rebellion in 755. Fleeing the capital before the rebels captured it, angry royal guards, who blamed Yang Kuei-fei and her brother for the rebellion, forced HsÂ¨Â¹an Tsung to order their execution. The emperor soon abdicated. Yang Kuei-fei's love story and its tragic end have been a favorite theme for Chinese poets and writers.Scroll ~ Traditional Chinese hand water-color painting scroll. Mounted on silk brocade scroll and ready to hang. Handcrafted in China.Dimensions:15"1/2x55"
Preparation Time: 2-3 working days