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Japanese Brilliant Spring Summer Gold Screen

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Just acquired in Kyoto, Japan A beautifully rendered smaller scale Japanese gold leaf six-panel folding screen byobu conceived in a convenient size 20 inches high and 54 inches length. This brilliant Heian spring/summer scene features a scene of ladies and Shinto gentlemen harvesting flowers among a sparkling blue river, moutainous green backdrop, and against a rich gold back ground punctuated by cherry trees in full bloom. All pigments on paper. The entirety is framed in black lacquer with bronze enhancements. Smaller size makes this lovely one eminently installable. Comes as found with original black lacquer frame with original brocade border, and original backing paper . These smaller scale screens are ideal for small wall areas and in tea rooms or alcoves tokonoma (toko-no-ma), which are built-in recessed space in a Japanese style reception room, in which items for artistic appreciation. Dimensions: 20 inches tall and 54 inches wide Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee. About the Heian Period: The Heian period (平安時代, Heian jidai) is the last division of classical Japanese history, running from 794 to 1185. It followed the Nara period, beginning when the 50th emperor, Emperor Kammu, moved the capital of Japan to Heian-kyō (modern Kyoto). Heian (平安) means 'peace' in Japanese.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 20 in (50.8 cm)Width: 54 in (137.16 cm)Depth: 0.75 in (1.91 cm)
  • Style:
    Meiji (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1910
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location:
    South Burlington, VT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1289239105882
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