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Misogi (Purification Ritual) from the Tales of Ise

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Signed

Signed: Hôitsu Kishin hitsu 抱一着暉眞筆

Marks

Hôitsu (double-outlined, squared-circular relief seal) Bunsen (gourd-shaped, relief seal) 抱弌 (double-outlined, squared-circular relief seal) 文詮 (gourd-shaped, relief seal)

Provenance

Until 1933, Kuwahara family collection, known as the Shoyo-an; December 16-17, 1933, sold at the Tokyo bijutsu kurabu; until 2001, Manno Museum; 2003, acquired by Klaus Naumann, Tokyo; 2005, sold by Klaus Naumann to the MFA. (Accession date: December 14, 2005)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1810–15

Dimensions

Image: 111.5 x 50.4 cm (43 7/8 x 19 13/16 in.) Overall: 208.3 x 72.4 cm (82 x 28 1/2 in.) (includes cord and roller)

Accession Number

2005.622

Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll; ink, color, gold, and silver on silk

Collections

Asia

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