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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 356

    ANONYMOUS (17TH CENTURY)

    ANONYMOUS (17TH CENTURY)

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    A six-fold screen, ink, colour and gold leaf on paper, depicting Bugaku dancers
    106 x 279cm.


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    Bugaku is a type of music with accompanying dance performances that was imported into Japan from continental Asia in the late 8th century. During the Nara (710-794) and Heian (794-1192) periods it developed a style unique to Japan as the official performing art of the imperial court, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. This tradition was inherited throughout the medieval and early-modern ages by temples and shrines, as well as court aristocrats in their individual annual events.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FORMERLY IN A SWISS COLLECTION