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Ancestral blessing

Early 20th century

Ancestral blessing

Ancestral blessingl

Zhejiang province

  • camphor
  • 415mm wide x 40mm deep x 420mm high
  • $650 includes postage in Australia

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The panel has relief carving with an undercut second layer. It has remnants of cinnabar red lacquer.

The scene shows family members looking up towards an ancestor standing in a heavenly pavilion. The ancestor is making a gesture of blessing.

The pine tree is a long life symbol. The geometric border and peach blossom background are also longevity motifs.