Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

Spring Pony Dance (harukoma)
  • Shima Seien
    active: Japan
  • Spring Pony Dance (harukoma), circa 1930
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color on silk
  • Museum purchase: R. Charles and Mary Margaret Clevenger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1997.0052
Label Text

Painted hanging scroll that is set against a solid tan colored ground. A woman is seen kneeling from the side, facing toward the viewer's left. She is dressed in a white kimono and a pastel green cape. Below her is a white pony's head on a stick. The pony has five projections, representing a mane, jut out from the back of its neck. It has a red piece of fabric with four gold bells ats neck, and a blue piece of fabric leading from its chin out of the picture. White and pink dots, perhaps petals, are around the pony's head. Two petals are falling from the upper middle left.