5 April 2016
CHINESE SCHOOL ALBUM. Album containing 12 ink and color drawings on pith paper, Qing Dynasty. [China, 19th century].
Oblong 4° album containing 12 finely drawn ink and color drawings on pith paper, each drawing measures approximately 190 x 290 mm and mounted onto larger sheets (233 x 330 mm) with blue silk ribbon borders. Bound in late 19th-century boards, later cloth rebacking, old silk ties.
The subjects include various court scenes, school room scenes, domestic ceremonies (tea ceremonies, baby bathing, breast-feeding, etc.), processions and prayer ceremonies.
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