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Courtesan riding a lion
  • Japan
  • Courtesan riding a lion, 1890s, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1599
Description

Color print of a woman seated on the back of a blue and gold lion. The woman is seated in the top right corner of the print, and the lion's head is in the bottom right corner. The woman is wearing long, printed robes, and many ornaments in her hair. There is calligraphy in the top left and bottom left corners of the print.