Lead white, to-no-tsuchi

Lead white, to-no-tsuchi

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Description
One of a set of four glass bottles of powdered or crystalized pigment used in Japanese printmaking. GA 3211.16a is the white pigment. Two paper labels, one in Japanese, the other marked "No. 16" presumably in reference to the drawing of these bottles in GA 3209.4. 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
Object Name
pigment
Measurements
overall: 8 cm x 3 cm; 3 5/32 in x 1 3/16 in
ID Number
GA.03211.16a
accession number
22582
catalog number
03211.16a
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
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