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Mynah Bird on Pine Branch

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Edo Period (1615-1868)

Date:
18th century

Medium:
Ink on paper; mounted as a hanging scroll

Dimensions:
27 3/4 × 9 13/16 inches (70.5 × 25 cm) Mount: 61 × 12 5/8 inches (154.9 × 32 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1928-104-2

Credit Line:
Purchased with Museum Funds, 1928

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Label:
Zen Buddhist artists often painted single birds on branches as symbols of their own lonely lives of meditation in mountain temples seeking a spiritual state of perfect selflessness.