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Triptych of hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk
Overall: 180 x 59.4 cm (70 7/8 x 23 3/8 in.)
Bequest of Harley C. Lee and Elizabeth K. Lee 1992.77
The Tale of the Heike chronicles the conflict between the Taira (Heike) and Minamoto (Genji) families in the late 12th century.
An aristocrat rides up a path to a residence where a woman plays a koto, a stringed instrument. The central composition is flanked on the right by a day-lit spring scene, and on the left by a nocturnal autumnal scene. The triptych presents an episode from The Tale of the Heike in which Minamoto no Nakakuni is sent by the emperor to look for Lady Kogō.
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