Antique Chinese Ancestor Portrait

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  • $1,900


A very fine ancestor portrait on an elder woman. This is a gold colored framed painting done on rice paper from Shanxi Province, China estimated late to early 19th century.

In Chinese culture death does not sever the connection to the living, therefore many families would commission ancestor paintings and use them for ancestor worship. Usually depicted sitting in a throne, like this portrait, with a lavish carpet at the feet.

51 1/2" x 33"

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