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Recent Acquisitions: Japanese Art

October 8, 1988 – January 1, 1990

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: Sublevel 1

On view are 2 recent acquisitions of Japanese art made by the Sackler Gallery: a gold-and-black lacquer ceremonial palanquin, a vehicle made to carry a Japanese noblewoman of the late 18th or 19th century to her wedding, and a pair of 17th-century 6-panel folding screens which feature paintings that illustrate the ancient Japanese story of the conquest of Shuten Doji, the demon of Mount Oe, by the warrior Minamoto no Yorimitsu.