Woodblock print by Shiko Munakata (1903-1975), mounted as a Kakejiku hanging scroll.
"Standing Monju Bosatsu", one of the Ten Disciples of Buddha.
Size of image paper: 35 cm X 105 cm
Size of mounted scroll: 48 cm X182 cm
Fitted wooden storage box, titled, signed, dated and sealed on cover by Munakata. (inscribed on the lid: Munakata Hanga Dai Seikannon Bosatsu, and underside of the lid: Showa Sanjuhachinen (1963) Jugatsu (October) sealed, Munakata Shiko Jidai and sealed.
Signed by pencil: Shiko
Artist's red seal Muna
Printed date: October, 1963
Condition: Very good
Note: Munakata carved this image in 1948 after the first block was destroyed by the fire of 1923 Great Kanto Earthqueck. Probably ordered by Munakata for this scroll mounting, using much thinner backing paper than usual scroll for able to see woodblock printing effect from the verso.
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