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Title

Plate with design of three women playing musical instruments

early 20th century


Artists

Satsuma ware

Japan

Hodota

Japan

1887 -


About

Inside a lavishly decorated room with view on a garden in full bloom three women are carrying out a concert on the 'koto', 'shamisen' and flute. The women playing the 'koto' wears a kimono with heartvine leaves ('aoi'), butterflies and a rectilinear emblem simulating a Genji-crest. This scene could be an allusion to chapter 35 (Wakana II) in the 'Tale of Genji', in which all the women in Genji's Rokujô mansion assembled to carry out a concert.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2008.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

early 20th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

earthenware, gilding, enamel


Dimensions

4.0 x 20.9 cm


Signature & date

Signed base: Satsumayaki Hodotazô


Credit

Gift of Jean Frances Michaelides 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

204.2008


Artist information

Satsuma ware

Works in the collection

17

Artist information

Hodota

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan