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Obverse: Queen Mother of the West; Reverse: Pine Tree and Autumn Leaves
Pair of Doors (Sugito)

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Edo Period (1615-1868)

Date:
18th - 19th century

Medium:
Ink and color on cedar wood (sugito), sliding doors

Dimensions:
63 3/4 inches × 7 feet 2 1/2 inches (161.9 × 219.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1966-211-17a,b;18a,b

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Fiske Kimball Fund and the Marie Kimball Fund, 1966

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Label:
Xiwangmu, the Queen Mother of the West, is a Chinese Daoist deity who was said to reside in the legendary Kunlun Mountains and to cultivate the elixir of immortality. Called Seiobo in Japanese, the goddess is shown here accompanied by a servant with a fan, while another attendant holds the peaches of immortality.