The Perfumed Prince (Niou Miya), Illustration To Chapter 42 Of The Tale Of Genji (Genji Monogatari)
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.352.42.A
People
Tosa Mitsunobu, Japanese (active c. 1469-1522)
Title
The Perfumed Prince (Niou Miya), Illustration to Chapter 42 of the Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari: Niou Miya
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
album leaf, painting
Date
Muromachi period, datable to 1509-1510
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Kyôto
Period
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Culture
Japanese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
The forty-second of a series of 54 painted album leaves mounted in an album with calligraphic excerpts; ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H. 24.2 cm x W. 18.1 cm (9 1/2 x 7 1/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
Accession Year
1985
Object Number
1985.352.42.A
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
The procession of carts belonging to Yûgiri, Niou, the Fourth & Fifth Princes, and Kaoru from the New Year’s Archery Meet to Rokujo for a victory banquet.
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