This is an antique Edo era shunga (erotic art) hand painted 12′ long scroll with 12 detailed erotic scenes. Each of the 12 scenes was all hand painted over 180 years ago on silk and laid down on a 12′ long scroll. The ends are silk and gold leaf. The scroll ends are bone or stag horn (see picture 10). Only the highest quality of scrolls use such fine materials in their construction. This scroll is approximately 144″ long by 9″ wide (360 x 23 cm). Each of the 12 scenes are 11 1/2″ long by 8 1/4″ high (29 x 21 cm). Having been rolled up and stored for over a century and a half, with exception to some loss to the lead in gold leaf (see picture 11) it remains in excellent condition. All art work is in especially fine – excellent condition. Ll love it, I guarantee it. Sailerking and the Shogun’s Gallery of Portland, Oregon have been in the Japanese antique business for over 38 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. The item “ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO ERA (C. 1840) SHUNGA 12 HAND PAINTED EROTIC SCENES 12′ LONG” is in sale since Monday, August 17, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques”. The seller is “sailerking” and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Scroll
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original