Exhibition welcomes Year of the Ox
The first zodiac stamp featuring an ox was issued by China Post on Jan 5, 1985. [Photo/ntjoy.com]
An exhibition of various artworks featuring oxen, the second of the Chinese zodiac animals, is currently underway at the Geyi Art Gallery in Nantong and will run until Jan 12.
The exhibition, centered on the Chinese zodiac, displays ox-themed paintings, embroideries, sculptures, blue calico, stamps, and other artworks. It is meant to raise the public's interest in ancient Chinese culture.
The 2021 Lunar New Year, which falls in mid-February, is the Year of the Ox. The ox has been an important animal among Chinese people for thousands of years, due to its indispensable role in farming. It is seen as being hardworking, persistent, practical, and devoted.