Ancestor Painting, Grandmother in Peach Robes
These paintings are reproductions of the paintings produced as part of the Chinese practice of ancestor worship. Families would honour their previous generations, with offerings and rituals a regular part of life. Portraits would be painted of either individuals or groups of ancestors, always from a front perspective and usally with the subjects seated formally in robes that showed the insignia of their rank. Original ancestor paintings are now quite rare and fetch large amounts at auction.
The 'grandmother' shown here would have been paired with the matching grandfater painting and is dressed in formal soft peach robes. The official badge on the front of her costume shows a wild goose - symbolic of her civil rank.
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