Chinese Erotic Pillow Book

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Given by her mother on her wedding day, a pillow book was meant to teach a young bride about the art of love making. This rare museum-quality 19th century piece is composed of 12 masterfully painted scenarios depicting a new bride and her groom (and their servant) on paper, mounted to a long silk scroll.



Pagoda Red Collection #: BNPB



Many pillow books were destroyed during the early days of Communist China. Most of the surviving erotic scrolls have been cut into individual pieces and sold as small paintings which makes this complete piece even more valuable.
Details
Place of Origin
China
Date of Manufacture
19th century
Period
19th Century
Color
Beige
Materials and Techniques
Pigment on Paper
mounted to Silk
Other Characteristics
Pigment on Paper, mounted to Silk
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
14.5 in. H x 95 in. W
37 cm H x 241 cm W
Dealer Location
Chicago, IL
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
U0805218200308
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