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One-line calligraphy by Mokuan: "Five petals of one flower open" (Mokuan ichigyô sho: hito hana kai go yô)

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Signed

Ôbaku Mokuan sho 黄檗木庵書

Marks

3 seals: (see unicode) 右上:臨濟正伝三十三世 (5.6 x 2.6cm) 下:木庵氏 (2.5 x 2.5cm; (不明)(2.6 x 2.6cm)

Provenance

1970 purchased by the Museum from Shibunkaku, Kyoto

Credit Line

Helen S. Coolidge Fund

Japanese, Momoyama-Edo period, 17th century

Dimensions

Overall: 208 x 50.8 cm (81 7/8 x 20 in.) Image: 125.8 x 37 cm (49 1/2 x 14 9/16 in.) (height does not include upper and lower borders, total of 5.7 cm)

Accession Number

1970.384a

Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll; ink on silk

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Calligraphy