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A Manuscript Scroll of Feathers

Ca. Edo period [mid to late 18th century]

 

A hand-painted scroll of different types of feather used in traditional Japanese arrow-making. An illustration of a falcon appears at the beginning of the scroll, and 74 types of feather follow, hand-painted in black ink. The feathers, which feature stripes, dots, and, in one place, even small human faces, would have been used ...

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An Edo Period Hanging Scroll of a 'Red-Haired' Couple

[Nagasaki?],  ca. Edo period [17th-19th century]. An Edo period illustration of a "red-haired" couple, hand-painted in colour on paper by an unknown artist and mounted as a kakejiku (hanging scroll). A sticker on the accompanying wooden box reads, in English, `Dutch Couple, Backs Turned`. A sticker on the other end of the box reads, in Japanese, `No text or signature. Doro-e danjo k ...

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