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Oiwa (The Lantern Ghost)
  • Gekko
    active late 1700s to early 1800s
    active: Japan

  • Oiwa (The Lantern Ghost), early 1800s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, color, on silk
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 65.4 x 29.2 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 25 3/4 x 11 1/2 in
    Mount Dimensions: 61 x 15 3/4 in
    Mount Dimensions: 155 x 40 cm
  • Museum purchase: R. Charles and Mary Margaret Clevenger Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0025
Label Text

Ghoulish looking standing female figure with long dishelved hair seen in 3/4 profile facing to the left. Background and torso in particular are engulfed in "smoky" aura. Figure's proper left hand grasps a lantern painted in colorful detail at lower right.