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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.403
People
Attributed to Emperor Gonijō, Japanese (reigned 1301 - 1308)
Title
Butterflies (Kochō), Calligraphy to Chapter 24 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari: Kochō
Classification
Calligraphy
Work Type
handscroll, calligraphy
Date
Kamakura period, circa 12th-14th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Kamakura period, 1185-1333
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/211504
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Handscroll fragment mounted as a hanging scroll; ink on paper decorated with gold and silver leaf
Dimensions
H. 32.4 x W. 152 cm (12 3/4 x 59 13/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
Accession Year
1985
Object Number
1985.403
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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