Shell of the Locust from Album of Illustrations for the Tale of Genji

Accordion album; ink, light color, and gold on paper | 17 x 20.6cm | 1600s

Unknown Artist

This album contains illustrations for the classic literary work the Tale of Genji, authored in the 1000s by Murasaki Shikibu, an aristocrat of the Heian period (794-1185) court. The scenes are painted in the "white drawing" (hakubyō...
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