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Nogaku zue
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Nogaku zue


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Following defeat in battle during Japan's civil wars, Minamoto Tomonaga (1144-60) was bedridden by an inflamed arrow wound. Realizing he was holding back efforts to raise more troops, he asked his father to kill him. Tomonaga's grave was subsequently violated by a member of the enemy Taira clan, and his head was sent to the capital. It is the ghost of Tomonaga, still haunting his grave site, who recites his tale on stage.
Provenance Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1989, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Kogyo
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr., 1989

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Period
1899 (Meiji)
Medium
pigments on mulberry paper
(Prints)
Accession Number
95.266
Measurements
H: 9 3/4 x W: 14 5/8 in. (24.77 x 37.15 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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