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page from an unidentified picture book
  • Japan
  • page from an unidentified picture book, circa 1840s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2043.b
Description

Print depicting two scenes. The scene in the top of the print is a woman picking large berries from branches. A bare branch is on the ground next to her, along with a plate covered with berries. She is holding a long branch and picking several berries off of it, while others remain attached to the end of the branch. In the bottom of the print there are two men and a platform attached to a stick with four ropes. One man is standing in the right side of the print and holding the stick, and the other man is kneeling and placing an object onto the platform.