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短冊持立美人図

This series of prints was probably issued as a calendar set of twenty-four, two prints for each month. Seasonal reference is made through the patterns on the women's robes. Pine and bamboo are auspicious symbols of longevity used at New Year's.

Credit: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund and Rogers Fund, 1949...

c. 1714
Monochrome woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
59.7 x 31.8cm
JP3104
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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