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- Previous Owner(s)
Anne van Biema American, 1915 - 2004
In an act forbidden by Buddhist law, the warrior Iga Jutaro holds a rabbit aloft as he prepares to kill it with a large knife he holds in his right hand. The scene is at the altar of a Buddhist temple; the canopy overhead is marked with the swastika symbols that in East Asia denote a sacred place. Expertly controlled color gradation in the smoke and other motifs enhance the artistry of this image.
- Published References
- Ann Yonemura with contributions by et al. Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection. Seattle and Washington. cat. 83, p. 214-5, 222-23.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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