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The Elephant's Leash

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Inscription

Signed: Makimono.

Provenance

1909 Purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow from an unknown Japanese collection and given to the MFA.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Kisa no tsuna

Japanese, Edo period, Bunka era (1804–18)

Catalogue Raisonné

103; Drama and Desire (2007), cat. no. 47

Dimensions

Overall: 34 x 566.3 cm (13 3/8 x 222 15/16 in.) Image: 30.6 x 536 cm (12 1/16 x 211 in.)

Accession Number

RES.09.232

Medium or Technique

Handscroll; ink, color, gold, and mica on silk

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Asia

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