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Scroll painting, Emma O, skeletons, Japan, Meiji/Taisho era

Scroll painting, Emma O, skeletons, Japan, Meiji/Taisho era


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1920: Item # 1285869

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Hanging scroll showing Emma O sitting in Hell surrounded by oni and skeletons making merry. Emma O sits slightly off center with a sake dish in the hand. In front of him two oni are dancing. Surrounding them are innumerable skeletons playing shamisen, dancing, playing go, drinking tea, smoking a pipe and/or drinking. Above the image a long inscription. Black ink and some color on wet paper. Several seals; artist unidentified. The sake jar on the left seems to be inscribed by a date into the Meiji era. Japan, Meiji/Taisho era.
Image H 53 ¼ x W 26 in.; total height 84 in.
Few horizontal creases, one small backed hole at bottom, otherwise fine condition.

Comes with wooden storage box (not inscribed).