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Ryūgū Tamatori no zu (Stealing the Pearl from the Palace of the Dragon King)
  • Utagawa Toyoharu
    1735–1814
    born: Kansai region, Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Ryūgū Tamatori no zu (Stealing the Pearl from the Palace of the Dragon King), 1770s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Perspective Pictures of Japanese Scenes (Ukie Wakoku Keiseki)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 247 x 363 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 3/4 x 14 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 266 x 390 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 15 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7519
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Diving woman holds sword and pearl, bottom right, escapes toward the palace gate. Dragon king, bottom left, orders his fish-warriors and dragon to attack her. Top right corner, boats looking for her and the pearl.