Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Kunisada
Title Minamoto Yorimasa (1106-1180) killing the nue with Choshichisho and Ii no Hayata Tadatsuku
Date c. 1817
Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei
Format Oban triptych (30 1/8" X 14 3/4")
Comment Excellent color and impression; centerfolds
The nue was a mythical beast with the head of a monkey, the claws of a tiger, the back of a badger, and a snake for a tail. This creature was thought to be the cause of a grave illness of Emperor Konoe as it had been seen on the roof of the palace.
Price $2900.
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