The Mayfly (Kagerô), Chapter 52 Of The Tale Of Genji (Genji Monogatari)
Page Opening no. 55 © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1974.89.2
People
Style of Monk Jien, Japanese (1155 - 1225)
Title
The Mayfly (Kagerô), Chapter 52 of the Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari: Kagerô
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript
Date
Kamakura period, mid 13th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Kamakura period, 1185-1333
Culture
Japanese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
One of two thread-bound manuscript books (remaining from a set); ink on decorated paper
Dimensions
closed book: H. 16.4 x W. 16.2 x D. 1.5 cm (6 7/16 x 6 3/8 x 9/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. Donald F. Hyde in honor of Karl Kup
Accession Year
1974
Object Number
1974.89.2
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

John M. Rosenfield, Fumiko Cranston, and Edwin A. Cranston, The Courtly Tradition in Japanese Art and Literature: Selections from the Hofer and Hyde Collections, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1973), Cat. No. 78 / pp. 235-236 (and color plate X)

Yoshiaki Shimizu and John M. Rosenfield, Masters of Japanese Calligraphy, 8th-19th Century, exh. cat., Asia Society Galleries (New York, NY, 1984), Cat. No. 019 / pp. 72-73

Exhibition History

Japanese Art of the Heian Period (794-1185), Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 06/06/2002 - 07/05/2002

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