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Laozi

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Picture 1. Laozi. Painting by Fachang Muchi, early 13th century.

Picture 2. Laozi on his buffalo, holding the manuscript of the Daode jing (Book of the Way and Its Virtue) in his hands. Painting by Zhang Lu, ca. 1490-1563.

Picture 3. Laozi represented as a deity. Late 7th-early 8th century.

Picture 4. Laozi represented as a deity. Dated 515 CE.