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Year of the ox
© Mori Seikaku

1500: Year of the Ox (Seikaku)

An ox family surrounded by the usual symbols of good fortune, from the red Mount Fuji in the background to the plants in the foreground. The mother(?) ox pulls a cart laden with treasure—gold coins, red coral, auspicious red snapper fish and the trunks labelled with the character for '1000', meaning that they contain 1000 ryo.

No biographical details, but the artist Mori Seikaku specialises in animal and flower scroll paintings. He signs his work the traditional way, with the characters for his given (brush) name, Seikaku (lit. 'nest of the crane') and a seal of the same.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1500 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E15054 (15-054 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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