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People in Nagasaki trampling on Christian cult images. Etching, ca. 1789.

Date
1789
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30382i
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Description

The process of yefumi, in which Japanese suspected of being Christians under the Tokugawa Shogunate were required to trample on images of the Holy Cross and the Virgin Mary

Publication/Creation

London (at the King's Arms No. 6 Paternoster Row.) : Alex[ande]r Hogg.

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 29 x 18.8 cm

Lettering

Ceremony of treading on the Crucifix; and other images, at the beginning of the year, in Nagasaki, the imperial city of Japan.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 30382i

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  • English


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