Ten (10) Chinese Yao ceremonial temple watercolor and gouache scroll painted items, some with gold leaf highlights, including one (1) crown depicting male figures, haloed figures, and mythical animals (9 1/2" H x 15" W); four (4) hanging scrolls depicting male and female figures engaged in various activities (17" H x 8"); four (4) masks depicting the portraits of male figures, three (3) with haloes (8 1/2" H x 6 1/2 W); and one (1) large horizontal scroll painting depicting a processional scene, including several soldiers with drawn swords and men riding on a horse and mythical animals (8" H x 121 1/2" W). Most with strings for hanging. Black Chinese characters, en verso. All items 19th century. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with holes, general wear, fading, dampstaining, and tears, largest 2 1/2" x 1", to be expected from age and manner of use. Horizontal scroll with 8" vertical repair to center, visible en verso. Some strings may be later replacements.
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