Japanese Erotic Art

 

Shrine, plaque of genitalia; Mother of pearl; 19th century; Japan.

 

Pair of shunga paintings; Ink and color on silk; 19th century; Japan.

 

 

A fine okimono of a nude mother nursing a boy infant in a reclining relaxed manner; realistic treatments to hair, faces, and limbs; stained hair and facial features for effect with carved rectangular cartouch containing seal script signature of the artist, Tadaon; Meiji period (1868-1912); Japan. 9.5 inches (24.1 cm) long.

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Last updated 06/09/2003  Zhou Yi