Eight (8) Chinese Yao ceremonial temple watercolor and gouache scroll paintings, some with gold leaf highlights, including one (1) depicting a larger male figure on a dragon and holding a knife, surrounded by foliage and smaller figures engaged in various activities; one (1) larger figure, possibly a demon, brandishing a weapon with two smaller guards before him; one (1) depicting an elderly man or scholar surrounded by a flaming halo and prayer slips affixed to him, with two smaller haloed figures before him; one (1) depicting a larger male figure riding a dragon with a dagger in one hand, two equestrian figures before him; one (1) depicting the human life cycle; two (2) depicting groups of several people, one (1) with male figures surrounded by flaming halos in the top register, and one (1) depicting a male figure, possibly Zhang Daoling, atop a tigerall surrounded by decorative scrolling cloud borders. Black Chinese characters, en verso. All with top string loops for hanging. Approximately 44 1/2" H x 17 1/2" W. All items 19th century. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with holes, general wear, fading, dampstaining, and tears, largest 1/2" x 12", to be expected from age and manner of use. Later repair across top of man on tiger painting.
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