This interesting scroll is either a rubbing or, more likely, a print of a rubbing of a Yuan Dynasty painting of the Dragon Boat Races.
"The story best known in modern China holds that the Duanwu Festival commemorates the death of the poet and minister Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BC) of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States period of the Zhou Dynasty. A cadet member of the Chu royal house, Qu served in high offices. However, when the king decided to ally with the increasingly powerful state of Qin, Qu was banished for opposing the alliance and even accused of treason. During his exile, Qu Yuan wrote a great deal of poetry. Twenty-eight years later, Qin captured Ying, the Chu capital. In despair, Qu Yuan committed suicide by drowning himself in the Miluo River.
It is said that the local people, who admired him, raced out in their boats to save him or at least retrieve his body. This is said to have been the origin of dragon boat races. When his body could not be found, they dropped balls of sticky rice into the river so that the fish would eat them instead of Qu Yuan's body." Wikipedia.
Ink on a single sheet of paper (i.e. no separate mount). Size: 36.5" x 20" (image) 51" 23.5" scroll. Condition: Creases; stains; tear to upper roller join; several holes to upper paper just below roller; some paper loss to the edges; lacking lower roller ends. Price reflects these issues.
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Antique Chinese Scroll Black Ink Dragon Boat Festival 端午节 Calligraphy