Erotic Pillow Book

c. 1850
$20,380 USD
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Dimensions
W: 95.75" D: 1.5" H: 14.0"
Materials
Paper
Silk
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BNPB
Estimated Shipping
$1,000

A pillow book was meant to teach a young bride about the art of lovemaking. This rare museum-quality 19th century example is composed of 12 masterfully painted erotic scenes depicting people of the Ming era, a golden time in China, when customs and mentalities were more free. Each scene commands a wide range of emotions and is rich with attire, furnishings, and gardens, offering insight into fashions of the time. The paper scroll is mounted on silk and framed.

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