Keith, Elizabeth (1887 - 1956), "Lama Priest In Ceremonial Dress"
|Title||Lama Priest In Ceremonial Dress|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||China Series|
|Edition||First and only.|
|Reference No||Miles #3|
|Size||15 -1/2 x 10 -1/2 "|
|Condition||Very fine with superb colors.|
Notes: Title and signature in pencil by artist; earlier editions signed in pencil. Pre-quake design; blocks lost in 1923 Tokyo earthquake.
"These are the vestments in which the lama priests officiate at the various religious ceremonies. The magnificent headdress is of camel's hair, the crest being of wool. This when new stands up stiffly like the crest of a Roman helmet to which the whole headdress bears a strong resemblance." - Miles pg. 26