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Single Line Daruma
  • Nakahara Nantenbō
    born: Karatsu, Saga prefecture, Japan ; died: Nishinomiya, Hyogo prefecture, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Single Line Daruma, 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper
  • Mount Dimensions: 189 x 46.5 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 74 7/16 x 18 5/16 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0576
Label Text

The scroll shows the figure of Daruma from the back practicing wall-facing meditation. The form of Daruma is abbreviated and outlined with a single stroke. There are inscriptions written out above his image.