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- Previous Owner(s)
Anne van Biema American, 1915 - 2004
Susano'o no Mikoto, the impetuous brother of the sun goddess, stares into the waves where a dragon lurks. This scene recalls an eight-headed, eight-tailed serpent that Susano'o no Mikoto killed. From its tail he retrieved the sword that became one of the regalia of the Japanese imperial lineage. The color contrasts and the fine, graded printing of the stylized waves make this an arresting image of this hero from Japanese national mythology.
- Published References
- Ann Yonemura with contributions by et al. Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection. Seattle and Washington. cat. 84, p. 214-5, 224-25.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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