Gu’s embroidery from the late Ming dynasty

Gu’s embroidery is an embroidery style from Shanghai dating back to the early 17th century. It is said to originate from GU Mingshi’s family.

In this Gu’s embroidery work from the late Ming dynasty (1522-1644), the legendary Eastern Jin statesman XIE An (320-385) is leisurely playing Go in the pavilion as he is waiting for the news of victory on the Battle of Fei River between the Eastern Jin and the Former Qin.