Pair of Tethered Hawks on Their Perches

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Antique Japanese two panel folding screen painting (byōbu) in sumi ink and mineral colors on paper, mounted in oshiebari manner on silver leaf (ginpaku) applied paper, a detail mounted on wooden frames with paper hinges and wooden molding, each panel depicting a goshawk in a distinctive pose, tethered to its perch with the unique knotting system of its owner, and with a decorative scrim hanging beneath it.

Origin: Japan
Period: Meiji (1868-1912), Late 19th/early 20th Century
Dimensions: 59.75 Inches High x 44.75 Inches Wide

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