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The Maidens (Otome), Calligraphic Excerpt from Chapter 21 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari)

Chapter 21: A is painting on left, B is calligraphy on right

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Japanese (1455 - 1537)
The Maidens (Otome), Calligraphic Excerpt from Chapter 21 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari), Muromachi period, datable to 1509-1510
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari: Otome
Calligraphy
, Album Leaf
Japanese
,
16th century
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Creation Place: Kyôto, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Japan
The twenty-first of a series of 54 kotobagaki (calligraphic album leaves) mounted in an album with illustrations; ink and color on paper
H. 24.3 cm x W. 18.2 cm (9 9/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
, 1985.352.21.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. 55

Exhibition History
The Millennium of the Tale of Genji, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, 04/26/2008 - 06/08/2008
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