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Shows both volumes of the remounted Genji Album © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.352.A
Title
The "Tale of Genji" Album (Genji monogatari gajô), Part 1
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari gajô
Classification
Paintings with Calligraphy
Work Type
album
Date
Muromachi period, remounted in 17th c. and again in 1998-99
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Kyôto
Period
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Culture
Japanese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
First of two albums, each containing twenty-seven paired paintings & calligraphic excerpts, this one mounted with a later frontispiece at the beginning
Dimensions
Closed: H. 34.1 x W. 44.9 x D. 14.7 cm (13 7/16 x 17 11/16 x 5 13/16 in.)
Provenance
Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (by 1985), bequest; to Harvard University Museums, 1985.
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.A
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

Kazari: Decoration and Display in Japan, 15th-19th Centuries, Japan Society, New York, 10/17/2002 - 12/31/2002

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

32Q: 2600 East Asian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/01/2014 - 05/31/2015; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/04/2015 - 11/29/2015

Subjects and Contexts

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