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Munakata

Shiko Munakata

1903-1975

Goddess with Falcon and Camellias
(Hisan no saku)

sumizur-e with artist's red Muna seal at left, and signed and dated below in penciled kanji, Shiko, and penciled English, Munakata, 1962.5.5. with artist's pine needle symbol, May 1962

17 1/8 by 12 1/4 in., 43.5 by 31.1 cm

The pine needle symbol that Munakata frequently adds to his signature was the same mark his grandfather, a blacksmith, placed on his swords, and that his father, working in the Meiji period when samurai were forbidden to carry swords, could only place on cutting tools.

Reference:
The Complete Works of Shiko Munakata, Vol. 7, The World of Women (1), Kodansha, 1978, no. 121 (dated 1957)

price: $ 7,000

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