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To Curse a Lover
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To Curse a Lover


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Description Princess Iwanaga, in a yet-unidentified play, is on her way to a Shinto shrine in the dead of night in an attempt to bring about the death of a faithless lover. Lighting her way with candles in an iron crown, she must repeat the ritual every night for seven nights at precisely two o'clock. At the shrine she will drive nails into a tree with a hammer while praying for her lover's demise.
Provenance C. Robert Snell, Oriental Arts & Antiques, Timonium, Maryland; purchased by Justine Lewis Keidel, Owings Mills, Maryland, after 1971; given to Walters Art Museum, 1991.
Inscriptions [Signature] On print: Kuniyasu
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1991

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Period
ca. 1830 (Edo)
Medium
mulberry paper, pigments
(Prints)
Accession Number
95.672
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