Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pages from book of women's occupations
  • Japan
  • pages from book of women's occupations, circa 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2047.a
Description

Color print depicting a woman carrying a tray of fish on her head, looking back toward a large wooden bucket behind her. The ground is covered with small, light brown stones, and there is swirling, blue water behind the woman. There is a large, light brown, wooden bucket in the right side of the print, and a hand is holding a large paddle in the bucket. There is white cloth and water inside the bucket. The woman is carrying a long, thin, tray of fish on her head, and she is wearing a knee-length, printed robe which is covered with decorations in pink and green.