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Gourd
  • Nakahara Nantenbō
    1839–1925
    born: Karatsu, Saga prefecture, Japan ; died: Nishinomiya, Hyogo prefecture, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Gourd, late 1800s–early 1900s, Meiji period (1868–1912) or Taisho period (1912–1926)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 1994 x 456 mm
  • Gift of Belinda Sweet
  • Not on display
  • 1990.0096
Description
Label Text

Tall format hanging scroll with calligraphy in upper half (three seals) and the image of a wine gourd in the lower half. The gourd has calligraphy and a seal in the lower section. Gourd depicted with broad brushstrokes both wet and dry.