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Peacock on a Rock
  • Okamoto Shūki
    active: Japan
  • Peacock on a Rock, early 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, gold, color on silk
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 98.9 x 35.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 38 7/8 x 14 in
    Mount Dimensions: 184.2 x 52 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 72 1/2 x 20 1/2 in
    Roller Dimensions: 59.5 cm
    Roller Dimensions: 23 3/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1206
Label Text

Painted hanging scroll of a large and detailed peacock perched with one leg on a rock that juts vertically from the bottom right. Its left leg is tucked underneath its body while it rests. Its long feathered plumage arches delicately from its body down toward the bottom left of the scroll. A magnolia tree blooms in the background and large blossoms surround the rocky outcrop.