Traditionally, these paintings were for use in ancestor worship. They were always painted in full frontal position, in carved chairs and wearing formal elaborate robes.
Womens feet were always hidden. Great care was taken to record an ancestors face accurately, otherwise prayers meant for them might go to the wrong person. The two paintings are delicate and detailed, colors bright, and in generally good condition.
The item "Vintage Chinese Paintings Emperor Empress Ancestor Portraits on Silk, Framed 23" is in sale since Thursday, November 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Paintings/Scrolls". The seller is "gravelandgoldni" and is located in coleraine, Londonderry. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.