Japanese scroll depicting the 10 ox herding pictures

[Japan]: [19th c.]. Horizontal scroll, 14 inches by approximately 14.5 feet; 10 handpainted panels measuring 14" x "19; headed by brocade; brocade lightly soiled, interior about fine. Housed in a lightly worn cardbord box. The 10 ox herding pictures is a series of short stanzas accompanied by images serving as a parable for the Zen path of enlightenment. The images first appeared in 11th century China, and became popular among Japanese sometime around the 15th century. This scroll was produced in the 19th century, and follows Chinese artistic conventions, although its artist was Japanese. Item #50109

Price: $6,000.00

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