panel (art)

One of two inlaid panels depicting warriors. The two panels have been made into a screen by setting them in wooden frames joined by hinges. Both panels imitate the design arrangement of a hanging scroll.

This, the left hand panel, is arranged in the same way, with the same imitation brocade bands and imitation wood sections. The central picture is of a samurai man carrying a halberd and sword, with his servant, who is holding a standard with a butterfly crest on it, furled around a pole. They are looking at two birds flying by. There are violets in the foreground, and kuza and susuki plants in the background. There is a signature in Japanese script carved in an ivory cartouche in the bottom right hand corner, which translates as 'carved by Murakoshi Koumin.'

This type of decoration is known as shibayama and was mainly undertaken in Yokahama. The reverse of the panel is blank.

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