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Japanese Six Panel Screen: Scene from the Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji is sometimes referred to as the world’s first novel. It was written in the 11th century by Murasaki Shikibu, a noblewoman, in a combination of poetry, prose, and journal-like writing. The book is about a fictional Prince of Genji and his seductions and romances as an aristocrat in Heian era (794 – 1185) Japan. Tosa School painting in mineral pigments and beautiful gold application on mulberry paper, with a silk brocade border. Seal reads: Shin Tan.

Period
c. 1700
Origin
Japan
Dimensions
66 3/4" h x 148" w x 3/4" d
169.5cm h x 375.9cm w x 1.9cm d
Item #
S0653
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