Ancestor Painting, Grandmother in Black
Ancestor portraits form an important part of the Chinese practice of ancestor worship, created as near life size likenesses of the deceased. Families would honour and commemmorate their ancestors, carrying out rituals and giving offerings. Our portraits are smaller replicas of the originals, but are otherwise accurate versions of the old paintings. The are supplied mounted and framed as shown.
This one shows the wife of a high ranking official dressed in black robes. The square bird insignia on the front indicates her husband's civil rank. Birds such as cranes, peacocks and ducks were used for civil positions, with animals such as lions and tigers used for military ranks.
Please note that paintings may vary slightly from the example shown in terms of colour and design. If you would like photos of the actual paintings we currently have available please get in touch and we will be happy to provide these.
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