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Japanese funeral customs: a grieving family at the bedside of a dead man. Watercolour, ca. 1880 (?).

Date
1880
Reference
565661i
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A red-robed Buddhist priest holds prayer beads and recites sutras (chants) at the bedside. Religious objects are placed on the floor around him; at the entrance to the room a guest (?) offers koden (?) (a gift of money) to two mourners

Publication/Creation

1880

Physical description

1 painting : ink, watercolour and gouache ; image and border 13.7 x 21.3 cm

Lettering note

Bears number on backing paper: [ichi (1)]

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 565661i

Languages

  • Japanese

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