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Roku daime (Act 6, Woman washing her hair)
  • Kitagawa Utamaro
    1754–1806
    active: Japan
  • Roku daime (Act 6, Woman washing her hair), circa 1790s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Ukiyo Chūchingura (The Chushingura in the Floating World)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 308 x 220 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 1/8 x 8 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 1/8 x 8 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 308 x 220 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift from the May Finney Marcy Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0032
Description

Three women in Japanese house. The courtesan in the center is nude from the waist up and is kneeling in front of a wash basin. She is washing her hair. The female attendant on the left is holding a towel. The female attendant on the right is holding a fan. There is a type of platform behind the women on the right side. There is a plant on top of the platform.