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Cranes and Lotus Flowers (Ranma)

Accession Number
1969/2.23

Title
Cranes and Lotus Flowers (Ranma)

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
n.d.

Medium & Support
woodwork

Dimensions
38 1/2 in. x 16 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. ( 97.8 cm x 41.91 cm x 6.35 cm )

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Label copy
Often carved in high relief, "ranma" are functional and decorative panels above the sliding doors that separate Japanese rooms. The designs, incorporating open spaces, allow ventilation. In this piece the attention to detail in the carving of the lotus blossoms and the clever rendering of the egrets' movements imbue the watery envionment with a sense of life.

Primary Object Classification
Wood and Woodcarving

Primary Object Type
panel

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
cranes
lotus

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