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Public Torture Scene
Gouache on rice paper - 17x25cm

The lingchi (in Chinese) was a torture in use in China, imposed as part of a death sentence for certain exceptional crimes (rebellion against the emperor, parricide, etc. ), But also for other crimes such as The propagation of a religion perceived as perverse. Also known as the torture of the «eight knives» or «a hundred pieces», also sometimes translated as «languid death» or «death of a thousand cuts», lingchi consists in successively cutting and removing parts and members of the condemned Before cutting off his head.
Chine - Scène de torture publique
XIXth c. Art and Older,  Paintings,  Gouache
25 x  17 cm  /   9.8 x  6.7 in
Themes: Genre Scene  /   Origin: Arts of China  /   Characteristic: Framed  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Original  /   Mounting: On paper  /  
Posted: march 4, 2017 / Modified: march 4, 2017
Copyright Antiquité & Collection 78

Chine - Scène de torture publique
85 €  60 £  97 $ 
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Antiquité & Collection 78
Antiquité & Collection 78
Flea markets Art dealer Pro
Le Chesnay, France
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