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… is for Obun

Kunii Obun (1833-1887)
“Skulls Amidst Grass”

Hanging scroll, ink on paper
101.6 x 32 cm. (40 x 12 5/8 in.)

Artist’s signature:
“Painted by Obun”

Artist seal: Obun

Colophon by Gessho (1813-1858)
“One skin-container for the soul (i.e. skull) encases one soul. (This is) an expression of the ancients.”

Additional seals: Gessho; Tenku tou nakare, and one other.

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