Painting of a Nonya

The Peranakan lady in this painting has her hair done up in the style worn by Peranakan Chinese ladies in Singapore and Malacca. The lady is unknown. Such paintings were sometimes placed on altars for the purpose of ancestral worship.

Date/Period
Early-mid 20th century
Region
British Malaya and Singapore
Dimension
Object size: H: 43.7 x W: 34 x D: 2 cm
Accession No.
2008-06224
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Paintings