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Japanese funeral customs: in a wooden temple outbuilding, overseen by a Buddhist monk, three attendants dressed in loincloths uncover a tub-shaped coffin to reveal the body of a dead man. Watercolour, ca. 1880 (?).

Date
1880
Reference
565929i
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view Japanese funeral customs: in a wooden temple outbuilding, overseen by a Buddhist monk, three attendants dressed in loincloths uncover a tub-shaped coffin to reveal the body of a dead man. Watercolour, ca. 1880 (?).

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Description

Left, a fourth attendant sets off carrying wooden pails; backgound left, gravestones and a sacred tree are visible

Publication/Creation

1880

Physical description

1 painting : ink, watercolour and gouache ; image and border 13.6 x 21.3 cm

Notes

On the same backing sheet as record number 565935i in this catalogue

Lettering note

Bears number on backing paper: [ku (9)]

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 565929i

Languages

  • Japanese

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