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Hand scroll, shunga, painting, competition, Japan 19th c

Hand scroll, shunga, painting, competition, Japan 19th c


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1920: Item # 1301935

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Hand scroll with twenty separate images of men and women entering in a contest of size of their respective genitals and of stamina. Referees are running around in colorful garments. The worn out men are getting drunk and giddy. Then comes the measuring and the women gloriously win. Black ink, mineral colors and gofun on silk. Unsigned. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.

Scroll: H 8 ¼ x L ca. 231 inches. Each image: ca. 6 ½ x 9 ½ inches.

Few minor traces of usage, all in all very good condition.