誰が袖図屏風

Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on gilt paper | 144.9 x 346.8cm | (right screen) late 16th-early 17th century; (left screen) early to mid-17th century

Unknown Artist

The suggestive title of this type of screen—“Whose Sleeves?,” or Tagasode—points to its provocative nature. The viewer is invited to speculate over who owns these gorgeous robes. Such screens omit human figures and represent only the robes, personal ...
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