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Katagami, Flying Bats

This is a Katagami. It is dated late 18th–early 19th century and we acquired it in 1939. Its medium is mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon juice (kakishibu), silk threads (itoire). It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Charles W. Gould.

Its dimensions are

26.4 × 42 cm (10 3/8 × 16 9/16 in.) Mat: 35.5 × 45.5 cm (14 in. × 17 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Katagami, Flying Bats; Japan; mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon juice (kakishibu), silk threads (itoire); 26.4 × 42 cm (10 3/8 × 16 9/16 in.) Mat: 35.5 × 45.5 cm (14 in. × 17 15/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Charles W. Gould; 1939-72-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Katagami and Campana Brothers Select: Works from the Permanent Collection.

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