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greedy old woman opens box of demons (The Greedy Hag)
  • Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Tokyo, Japan ; active: Japan
  • greedy old woman opens box of demons (The Greedy Hag), 1865, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Wakan hyaku monogatari (One Hundred Ghost Stories from China and Japan)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 157.5 x 98.75 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 3/4 x 9 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.193
Label Text

A old person is on knees recoiling in horror at the monster at CL. Person is at CR wearing green a brown robes. A black square object protrudes in at right. four monster ghosts are in a black box. A huge dark blue, three eyes monster with green robes leans out in upper center. Two other dark blue ghost monsters at left. A white human like monster in white and red pulls her face into a grimace. Green, yellow, and black background.