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miniature folding screen
  • Japan
  • miniature folding screen, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • cloth, paper, ink, pigment, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 18 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width: 7 1/16 x 9 13/16 in
  • Gift of William A. Scott
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0176
Multimedia
Description

This folding screen has a scene, on paper, placed on a cloth background. The cloth is only seen as a border of light blue with gold curlicues. The scene is mostly a gold field with black ink used to draw rectangular shapes, and a large irregular white shape with a smaller, irregular, light blue shape with lines indicating water. The upper facing left corner has a number of trees and there is a green two-wheeled cart in the center of the scene. There are three separate clusters of people, one near the trees with three people, one in the bottom facing right corner with seven people and two people in the space between.