Nine Old Men Mural Inside Khoo Kongsi in George Town, Penang, Malaysia - Encircle Photos

16 Nine Old Men Mural Inside Khoo Kongsi in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

This detail of the “Nine Old Men” mural is one of several in the Rear Corridor of Khoo Kongsi. It depicts a mid-9th century meeting with Bai Juyi, a Chinese poet from the Tang Dynasty. This summit was intended to promote good health and longevity. These bearded elders are calmly studying the twin fish chart. In Chinese philosophy, this represents the yin and yang between heaven and earth. Off camera are four other men huddled over a game of chess.

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18, Cannon Square, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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