12 May 1999
A carved wood sign-post for a brothel
The rectangular wood panel painted in black and carved with the inscription 'Chun Guan'(Spring Hall), reserved on a gilt key-pattern ground enriched with Buddhistic Symbols and two other inscriptions within a rectangle
18 cm. x 126 cm.
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Although the literal meaning of 'Chun Guan' is 'Spring Hall', it is often associated with, and even translated as, lewd or lustful and therefore possibly refers to a brothel.
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