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Hanging scroll, monk Ikkyu dancing on the head of a skeleton, Japan

Hanging scroll, monk Ikkyu dancing on the head of a skeleton, Japan


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 1365266

Please refer to our stock # 10938 when inquiring.
 $500.00 
Small scroll painting of the monk Ikkyu dancing on top of the head of a skeleton, who is playing the shamisen. Scene from the story of the Hell Courtesan, as described by Santo Kyoden, the equivalent of memento mori. Signed and sealed at lower right by the artist. Ink, mineral colors and gofun on silk. Japan, early 20th century.

Painting 34 ¼ x 8 in.
Mounting 55 x 11 ½ in.

Mounting a bit dry, causing some horizontal ribs. Otherwise very good condition.