Hanging scroll: Portrait of the poet Kakinomoto Hitomaro

hanging scroll: Portrait of the poet Kakinomoto Hitomaro
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hanging scroll: Portrait of the poet Kakinomoto Hitomaro
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Description:

This scroll is pale green in colour, with an inserted patterned panel of mid brown, gold and green, within which is the painting. This schematic thick line drawing is set against a cream background and shows a figure seating possibly cross-legged. Only the facial features show any detail. The eyes are looking upwards, showing a long hooked nose and large ears with long lobes. The coiffure is black and the figure has a long flowing beard. Six vertical lines of Japanese text are evident at the top left, which the figure appears to looks towards.


Object details
Type of object: Hanging scroll
Type category: Visual work
Material: Ink
Width: 378 mm
Height: 813 mm
Depth: 0 mm
Origin
Style/Period: Helen Coleman
Date range: 1607 CE
Discovery site: Helen Coleman
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Personal name: -
Role: -
Culture: Japanese
Record data
Artworld id: 10926
Current accession number: UEA 829
Former accession number: -
Credit line: -
Recorded by: SA
Record date: Thu, 1st Jan 1970
Copyright: Copyright© by the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, Norwich, 2002. All Rights reserved