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China n.d. c. 1790. An erotic hand painted color scroll, 12. individual scenes, each painting ca. 21.5 x 15 cm., overall. width is 18 cm., in very clean, pristine condition, external. phoenix cloth, inside dark blue silk mounting, jade ends.. THE SEXUAL PLEASURES OF HERO HSI-MEN AND HIS PARAMOURS This work is an excerpt from the Chinese erotic novel, the Chin P'ing Mei, written during the Ming dynasty. It depicts the sexual exploits of the hero, Hsi-men and is China's most famous classic novel of erotica. * This lovely hand scroll illustrates twelve erotic scenes with Hsi-men and his willowy female consorts. Sapphicsm, a common theme, but this example shows the hero engaged in a host of sexual pleasures. He adores the vulva and her tiny "Lotus-hooks" or bound feet. In one superb view he is embraced by three lovely paramours as he attempts to gratify each with his tender touch. * In another sensual scene while his "jade stick" pierces and ravishes an old favorite, a younger concubine is voyeuring at them with desire as we see her pink-flushed face, as she masturbates with relish. Several other marvelous paintings show various positions employed for mutual benefit. * Each scene is done in the Ming dynasty style, with lovely furniture and furnishings graphically illustrated, including scholar's desk items, scrolls, brushes, vases flowers & other period objects. * Executed in fine color brush work mounted with silk borders, paper mounted, some 3 meters plus long, embellished with pale jade end pieces. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: R. H. Van Gulik: SEXUAL LIFE IN ANCIENT CHINA for more and copious details on this subject and theme. * R.H. Van Gulik: EROTIC COLOUR PRINTS OF THE MING PERIOD. * DREAMS OF SPRING: Erotic Art in China. This useful illustrated reference shows many similar erotic examples from pages 158-161. Erotic Chinese scrolls of this quality and period are SCARCE. * BEURDELEY, Michel: CHINESE EROTIC ART. * Color Scans can be sent by email. . *** Color scans of this and most other items are posted to our website. Book description text protected by Copyright. .
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