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miniature turtle and paper cranes
  • Japan
  • miniature turtle and paper cranes, 1818, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1582

Color print of a turtle on an orange surface that is covered with a printed decoration of blue and yellow circles. There are small paper cranes around the turtle, in the bottom of the print. The cranes, if red from upper right to upper left, represent the sequence for the long and short months of 1818.