Pair Framed Qing Dynasty Ancestor Portraits on Rice Paper

(China, 20th Century)

Pair Framed Qing Dynasty Ancestor Portraits on Rice Paper
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Pair Framed Qing Dynasty Ancestor Portraits on Rice Paper

Late Qing dynasty Dual Portraits of a Male and Female. On rice paper with silk border. Circa 1900 and each in excellent condition. Each frame is 22 1/2" x 17". The ancestors were almost always depicted nearly live-size in a frontal pose, usually seated in an elaborately carved chair draped in brocade or fur, with a lavish carpet at their feet. Some of the ancestors wore semiformal winter gowns or fur-trimmed robes with elaborate insignia that proclaimed their rank or princely status. The only differences are gender-related: the women’s feet, considered the most erotic part of her body, were always hidden; most women’s hands were also hidden as well. Both men and women are often shown wearing long jade bead necklaces and elaborate headdresses with gold and pearl ornaments.

WIDTH: 17 in | HEIGHT: 22 in | DEPTH: 1 in

Origin China
Category Decorative Art
Period 20th Century
Style Unspecified

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