The left-facing right-handed wave is the commonest non-portrait image of Mao on Maozhang. These images are based on several different photographs, hence the variations in dress. The inscriptions that accompany the waving image are usually celebratory rather than exhortary.

According to Yu Hua (China in Ten Words, p15), Mao was the only person allowed to wave at the National Day parade as it passed; all the other members of the leadership on the Tiananmen balcony were expected to applaud.

2wave1 2wave3 2wave2 2wave4 2wave6 2wave9 2wave5 2wavepalace 2wave7 2wave8

52mm   9.1g

48mm   8.2g

h. 48mm  w. 45mm   7.9g

46mm   10.g

52mm   11.7g

50mm   10.9g

51mm   9.8g

h. 60mm  w. 58mm   16.3g

38mm   5.4g

53mm   10.2g