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Maker(s):Torii Kiyotsune
Culture:Japanese (active 1757-1779)
Title:Saijun, from the picture book Ehon Nijushiko [Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety]
Date Made:1774
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 7 1/16 in x 5 1/4 in; 17.9 cm x 13.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kiyotsune ga]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, Saijun gokan no hito no chichi no okure [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1997.2.4
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black

Vertical view of the story of the filial Chinese son Cai Shun ("Saijun" in Japanese) encountered bandits, who gave him food after hearing his story. A man kneeling in the foreground with two baskets and a leg of beef. A guard standing to the right, a man with red paints on the face sitting in the middle, and another man carrying two bundles of rice walking out from a sceen.

legends; Chinese; ethics

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