Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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book illustration
  • Japan
  • book illustration, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2203.o
Description

Black ink drawing of two birds in a landscape. The birds are at bottom center. The bird closest to the viewer is seen from behind, the head in profile looking left. The bird behind it is lower to the ground and in profile looking right. There are thin plants to the left and above the birds and there are small plants along the bottom. There is black calligraphy in a thin rectangle along the left and at the top of the page.