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Very Unusual Buddhist Female Monk/Goddess? (여승/여신도) Portrait

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A Very Unusual Korean Buddhist Female Monk/Goddess?(여승/여신도)Portrait-19th C. Korea, Joseon dynady, 19th century. Portraits of a female portrait as a Buddhist monk, goddess or other portraits like this one are a very, very scarce, the most portraits are man figures in Joseon period. Seating the portrait of female with her impression of dignity, with wearing a white robe, expressed her respects to Buddhism, and holding a Buddhist rosary on the right hand . Painted in gouache on light green back ground on silk, It’s in very fine condition with some colors faded to its age. measures 28” x 17.25” (71 cm x 44 cm).