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Yowai no nagashaku momoiro juzu (The Long Ruler of Life and the Pink Prayer Beads)


artist and author (colophon): Chôbunsai Eishi ga; Kôki saku 奥付け:鳥文斎栄之画; 甲亀作


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; By 1926, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 31, 1998) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1788

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Woodblock printed book; ink on paper




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