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Courtesan Playing Koto

1767
18th century
204 x 148 mm (8 x 5.8 in.)

Suzuki Harunobu, aka Hozumi, Chôeiken, Shikojin, Japanese, (1725–1770)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Color woodcut
Series: from Ehon Chiyomatsu
Edition: From the book Ehon Chiyomatsu
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1948
Accession Number: 1948.D2.10

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  • courtesans - Prostitutes who draw their clientele from a court or from the upper classes, and whose services often include social entertaining as well as sexual activity. [January 1993 descriptor added.]
  • koto - Long zithers with a slightly convex soundboard and flat bottom, having 13 silk or nylon strings each passing over its own movable, V-shaped bridge; it is considered the national instrument of Japan.
  • music - The art concerned with the combining of vocal or instrumental sounds in measured time to communicate emotions, ideas, or states of mind, usually according to cultural standards of rhythm, melody, and, in most Western music, harmony. [January 1995 scope note added. December 1991 related term added; related term added.]
  • musical instruments - Sound-producing apparatuses whose primary function is to play music.
  • musicians - Those skilled or specializing in the art or practice of music, such as composers, conductors, and performers. [January 1995 scope note added. February 1993 descriptor moved. November 1992 alternate term added. March 1992 related terms added.]
  • Ukiyo-e

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  • image Dimensions: 204 x 148 mm (8 x 5.8 in.)

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