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Night Attack on the Sanjô Palace, from the Illustrated Scrolls of the Events of the Heiji Era (Heiji monogatari emaki)

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Prior to 1878 preserved in the collection of the Honda family; 1878-1886 acquired by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1889 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1889 placed on loan to the MFA; 1911 bequeathed to the MFA by Charles Goddard Weld.

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Fenollosa-Weld Collection

Japanese, Kamakura period, second half of the 13th century


Overall, including endpapers and jiku: 45.9 x 774.5 x 7.6 cm (18 1/16 x 304 15/16 x 3 in.) Image: 41.3 x 700.3 cm (16 1/4 x 275 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Handscroll; ink and color on paper