Orpiment, ki-wo

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Description
One of a set of four glass bottles of powdered or crystalized pigment used in Japanese printmaking. GA 3211.16b is the yellow pigment. Paper label in Japanese; stopped with cork. According to Tokuno's description, these colors-- white, red, blue, and yellow--were used to print the triptych series Inaka genji (the rustic genji), GA*03212-03216.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 8 cm x 3 cm; 3 5/32 in x 1 3/16 in
ID Number
GA.03211.16b
accession number
22582
catalog number
03211.16b
Credit Line
Gift of T. Tokuno, Chief of the Japanese Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Insatsukyoku), 1889-90
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Data Source
National Museum of American History