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Fuo no ou o shiru zu (Knowing the Blessings of One's Parents)
  • Japan
  • Fuo no ou o shiru zu (Knowing the Blessings of One's Parents), 1882, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 345 x 235 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 9/16 x 9 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 353 x 244 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 9 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.331.a,b
Label Text

The left and center sheets of a triptych. The entire triptych depicts the ten months of pregnancy with ten pregnant women. The missing sheet (far right) depicts months 1-3 months, the center sheet depicts moths 4-7, the third sheet (far left) depicts months 8-10. Cross-section of each woman's stomach reveals a developing fetus. Each woman holds a flower associated with that calendar month. Extensive text at top of each sheet.