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Scroll painting, dragon with jewel, Shoto, Japan, 20. c

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Scroll painting, dragon with jewel, Shoto, Japan, 20. c
$ 700

Hanging scroll with the image of a dragon, dressed in kimono and apron and standing on hind legs (what happened to the tail?), holding up high a jewel, as if offering to a celestial relative. Signed: Shoto . Seal: sensei. Black ink and color on paper. Japan, 1910s-1920s.
Painted area: ca. 52 x 13.5 in. (132 x 34.5 cm). Total length ca. 77 inches (195 cm).
Few light stains and tiny spots, some foxing in mounting, otherwise very good condition.

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