“A hundred kids celebrating new year” (百子嬉春) is a classic Chinese art subject. “A hundred” is liberally used in Chinese literature to mean “many”, not necessarily exactly a hundred. The subject embodies prosperity, happiness, and fertility.
The original art piece was a fan painting (on a hand fan, not by a “fan”) by Su Hanchen (苏汉臣), circa 1150 CE. The “hundred kids” pen holders are typically bamboo carves of the same subject. Stronghero3d made a highly detailed 3d sculpture in the style of a bamboo carve (thank you!) but it was only a surface and prints solid. I remixed it into a proper pen holder.
download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2655441
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