Chrysanthemums, Sasa Bamboo and Golden Clouds

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Antique Japanese screen painting in black ink (sumi), mineral colors, crushed shell pigment (gofun) and gold leaf (kinpaku), from fusuma-e, mounted as a two panel screen (byōbu) with paper hinges, textile border and wooden molding, depicting a landscape with flowering chrysanthemums growing about rocky outcroppings, the scene punctuated by dwarf bamboo (kuma zasa), whose white striping heralds the arrival of colder weather; framed by billowing golden clouds (kumo).

Origin: Japan
Period: Edo/Tokugawa (1615-1868), Late 18th Century
Dimensions: 61.25 Inches High x 74.5 Inches Wide

Screen 3822