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A FRAMED AND GLAZED CHINESE ANCESTOR PAINTING. - CHINESE ANCESTOR PAINTING - 1900. 
[N.p. ca 1900, n.p.]. A matted Chinese painting,ca.25.5 x 32. cm. overall including silk brocade border,actual painting is. ca. 20 x 25.5 cm., wood frame, glare-free glass, double mat-. ted, ready for display, very good, flawless. R A R E !. AN ORIGINAL POLYCHROME PAINTING CA. 1900 A lovely painting of a Mandarin. the verso of this painting has a small sticker at lower left with "Made in China" prin- ed on it. * The painting was done with a skilled and steady hand, with attention to detail using a very fine brush, typical of the time. * The Mandarin wears a blue silk gown, with delicate gold wave pattern embroidered on it. On the chest is a black silk embroidery with a white crane, and the rank badge, typical furry "cravat" or neck decoration. He also wears the typical Imperial Mandarin's hat. * In order to exalt ancestors, it was common to execute such paintings posthumously to elevate relatives of or to offic- ialdom. * This piece of unique and original hand-painted art work is ready for library display. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: 1. Worshipping the Ancestors issued by the Smithsonian 2. Jan Stuart & Evelyn S. Rawski: Worshipping the Ancestors: --Chinese Commemorative Portraits . *** Color scans of this and most other items are posted to our website. Book description text protected by Copyright. .
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