Japanese Six Panel Screen: Inuoumono (Dog Chase)
A practice in the 12th to 14th centuries in which trained dogs were released into an enclosed space, and samurai would shoot them with modified arrows (so as not to injure the dogs) while riding horses to demonstrate their archery prowess. Nobility would sometimes participate as well, and Inuomono would draw a crowd of spectators. (This practice lost popularity after the 14th century and ended completely in the 19th century.) Tosa School painting in mineral pigments and ink on mulberry paper with gold leaf clouds and a silk brocade border. Pair available, sold separately.
- Second half of the 18th century
- 54" h x 112" w
- 137.2cm h x 284.5cm w
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- over $100,000