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Bracken Shoots (Sawarabi), Calligraphic Excerpt from Chapter 48 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari)

Chapter 48: A is painting on left, B is calligraphy on right

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Japanese (1453 - 1538)
Bracken Shoots (Sawarabi), Calligraphic Excerpt from Chapter 48 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari), Muromachi period, datable to 1509-1510
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari: Sawarabi
Calligraphy
, Album Leaf
Japanese
,
16th century
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Creation Place: Kyôto, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Japan
The forty-eighth of a series of 54 kotobagaki (calligraphic album leaves) mounted in an album with illustrations; ink and color on paper
H. 24.2 cm x W. 18.5 cm (9 1/2 x 7 5/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
, 1985.352.48.B
Bibliography
Kaori Chino, ""Tokushû: Genji monogatari gajô - Hâvâdo Daigaku Bijutsukan zô" [Special Issue: The Tale of Genji Album in the Collection of Harvard University Art Museums]", (Tokyo, Japan, 1997), p. 57

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