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A Woman and a Servant Preparing Greens

Accession Number
1948/1.171

Title
A Woman and a Servant Preparing Greens

Artist(s)
Katsukawa Shunchô

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1780-1795

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper, hashira-e size

Dimensions
23 11/16 in. x 4 5/8 in. ( 60.2 cm x 11.7 cm )

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Label copy
Wasabi is the essential seasoning for eating raw fish in Japan. It is a kind of green paste made from fresh ground horseradish. This print depicts a woman pounding the vegetable with a club. The odor is so pungent that she has to cover her nose and mouth. The pervasive aroma has also caused the standing woman to put her sleeve in front of her mouth.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
historical figures

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