"P168 – The horse’s origin according to the Dongbas priests of Naxi – 2012."|
Acrylic on canvas crowned by a pediment in polychrome wood. - 65 Inches x 75 Inches
This table should be read as a book that actually exists because it is the only pictographic writing extant in the world. It is Tibeto-Burman origin. Only sixty old priests are still able to read it that is why, recently, it is taught in schools Lijiang Naxi capital, one of the Chinese minorities in southwestern China again. Formerly this area was called "Land of horses adorned." The cartridge on the front top is its title: "The origin of the horse." The table is the first page of the book are twelve in all, here's the story in a nutshell: "In the beginning, the big bird rock and the peacock were the father and mother of the horse. Together they raised nine pair’s egg whites, then many animals came to try to incubate, but none have hatched a horse. Then the eggs were transported by a large jet of water to a lake, where the white and black wind blew together, creating a huge wave. The wave threw eggs against a cliff and has cracked, raising horses on our land. The horse, wild horse and yak were all brothers of the same father but different mothers. Horse and wild horse competed in a showdown that has lost the wild horse and the horse and yak fell. The horse said wild horse, "Go and entrust your destiny to the man", but the wild horse replied, "The man eats the meat of animals, wearing animal skin, I do not confide their fate, but I would turn to Shu, the Naxi God of nature! »The horse said," The man feeds me of wheat in a silver dish, and bring me water in a golden bowl ", so that the horse entrusts his fate to man, and became the domesticated horse. a fireball fell from the sky, landed on the palm which the domesticated horse was tied. Palm burned on earth, and the horse was able to escape. Man went into mountains in search of the horse, taking with him a piece of salt and grains of red wheat. When man found the horse, the horse told him he had three nightmares. Consoled man horse, saying that dreams are not nightmares, but good omens. Man also promised to the gods that he would take care of the horse, and never eat its meat nor would his skin. The man then helped the horse to avenge his brothers, killing and slaughtering wild yak horse. He then used the yak meat and the heart of the wild horse to offer a sacrifice to the God of Victory, and for that, used the blood of wild horse to save the God of Victory from any impurity. "