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Barakei: Ordeal by Roses #34
  • Hosoe Eikō
    born 1933
    born: Yonezawa, Yamagata prefecture, Japan
  • Barakei: Ordeal by Roses #34, 1963
  • Ordeal by Roses
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 36 x 23.7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/8 x 9 5/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 39.8 x 30.1 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 5/8 x 11 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Museum purchase: R. Charles and Mary Margaret Clevenger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2008.0043
Label Text

A man, wearing a black cloth around his waist and a small pendant on a chain, stands bare-chested against a painted backdrop of a woodland landscape. His legs are crossed at the ankles, and his arms are crossed behind his back. He looks to the left side of the image. A second pair of legs is evident in the left foreground of the scene, and appears to be suspended above the floor.