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Maker(s):Suzuki Harunobu
Culture:Japanese (1724-1770)
Title:Priest Saigyo's Poetic Exchange with the Courtesan Tae
Date Made:c. 1766
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 11 in x 8 3/16 in; 27.9 cm x 20.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, ctr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, harunobu ga]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.251.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black

Vertical chuban size, nishiki-e. A priest in black robe praying to a woman descending from a cloud on a white elephant.

figure, legend, animal, bijin ga (beauty), woman, courtesan

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