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Tsuchigumo (Earth Spider)
  • Utagawa Yoshitsuya
    circa 1847–1866
    active: Japan
  • Tsuchigumo (Earth Spider), circa 1847–1852, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: a 376 x 257 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: b 383 x 255 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: c 377 x 257 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: a 14 3/4 x 10 1/8 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: b 15 1/16 x 10 1/16 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: c 14 13/16 x 10 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 36 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1984.0034.a,b,c
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Giant spider with snake wrapped around it. Warriors being lowered in baskets to light spider with torches.