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Longevity Triptych
  • Maruyama Ōkyo
    1733–1795
    born: Anafuto, Tamba province, Japan ; died: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Longevity Triptych, 1782, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, color on silk (with one box)
  • Mount Dimensions: a 181.6 x 53.5 cm
    Mount Dimensions: a 71 1/2 x 21 1/16 in
    Mount Dimensions: b 180.5 x 53.5 cm
    Mount Dimensions: b 71 1/16 x 21 1/16 in
    Mount Dimensions: c 181 x 53.5 cm
    Mount Dimensions: c 71 1/4 x 21 1/16 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0608.a,b,c
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The central scroll of the triptych depicts Jurōjin, god of longevity. He holds a staff and is accompanied by a deer. The other two paintings respectively show turtles and cranes beside the shore of a river.