University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object TitleTachibana Armor with Chrysanthemum-Stream Motif and Sutra Scroll of Universal Gate Chapter Surimono
Native NameNishiki-e
Surimono
Object Number: CG98-1-173
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Maker: Katsushika Hokusai
Period: Edo Period
Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made: 1800-1849
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1849
Section:Asian
Materials:Paper
Ink
Pigment
Technique:Nishiki-e
Woodblock Printed
Iconography:Samurai Armor
Arrow
Sutra
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1998
Other NumberCG98-1-29 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Woodblock printed surimono, a greeting card, originally from the Edo period although probably a Meiji reprint. The print depicts the armor from the Tachibana family with a chrysanthemum-stream motif. There is also a sutra scroll of the universal gate chapter from the series "Four Types of Existence" and a poem by Sokaen Takemaru. There is an inscription in Japanese handwritten script in the upper right hand corner in black and red ink. Another inscription in the bottom left. Wood grains and other patterns are elegantly done. There is also embossing on the armor.


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