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This handscroll is a facsimile of the twelfth or thirteenth century Frolicking Animals Scroll (Chōjū jinbutsu giga) that depicts anthropomorphic monkeys, frogs, foxes and rabbits in various scenes. The scroll is painted in monochromatic ink with lively brushwork. The scroll contains no written text, and the discrete scenes of the scroll are separated by short stretches of landscape. The scroll appears to narrate the events of a festival held by various animals, culminating in a Buddhist ceremony. The scroll begins with a scene of rabbits and monkeys ritually washing themselves in a river. The next scene shows frogs and rabbits engaged in an archery competition. Frogs, foxes and rabbits watch as a rabbit nocks an arrow and takes aim at the target made of a large lotus leaf. Behind the figure, a group of rabbit teammates look on with excitement, while the frogs seem dismayed at the rabbit’s apparent skill. The next scene depicts rabbits, frogs and a fox dressed in robes bringing storage boxes out towards
Toba Sōjō
Kozan-ji Makimono: Scroll with Animal Caricatures (Hares and Frogs) [facsimile]
1935 – 1945
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
9794 BCE – 220 CE
The Oliver J. Todd Memorial Collection

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Mirror, Lion-and-Grape type
618 – 907
Museum Purchase

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Hares in a landscape
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This black chalk drawing on gray-blue prepared laid paper is vertically oriented. The piece is a still life of the contents of a pantry portrayed within a lightly indicated arched niche. A rabbit and a fowl hang upside-down from a string, dominating the composition. Below them are, from left to right, two vessels, a prepared fowl, long root vegetables, and a wicker basket.  <br />
Jean-Baptiste Oudry
Le Garde-Manger
Gift of the Friends of the Museum of Art in honor of Miss Helen B. Hall

Osuitok (Oshaweetuk) Ipeelee;Kinngait (Inuit (Canadian Arctic Native style))
Owl, Fox and Hare Legend
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene B. Power