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Goddess with Falcon and Camellias - Shiko  Munakata prints

Goddess with Falcon and Camellias

By Shiko Munakata

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Goddess with Falcon and Camellias - Shiko  Munakata print

Shiko Munakata
1962

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Date: 1962

Medium: woodblock

Edition size: n/a

Sheet size: 43.5 by 31.1 cm

Condition: excellent

Signature: signed

Price: $7000 (excl. taxes)

Description:

sumizur-e with artist's red Muna seal at left, and signed and dated below in penciled kanji, Shiko, and penciled English, Munakata, 1962.5.5. with artist's pine needle symbol, May 1962

17 1/8 by 12 1/4 in., 43.5 by 31.1 cm

The pine needle symbol that Munakata frequently adds to his signature was the same mark his grandfather, a blacksmith, placed on his swords, and that his father, working in the Meiji period when samurai were forbidden to carry swords, could only place on cutting tools.

Reference:
The Complete Works of Shiko Munakata, Vol. 7, The World of Women (1), Kodansha, 1978, no. 121 (dated 1957)

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