About this artwork
Here, a beautiful young woman riding on a phoenix holds pan pipes (sho) in her hands. The numbers for the long months of the year are visible on her sleeve.
This subject probably refers to a Chinese immortal. One possibility is the sage who was known for his enchanting flute playing, while another is the sage who was often pictured riding a phoenix.
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- Arts of Asia
- Suzuki Harunobu
- Young Woman Riding a Phoenix
- Color woodblock print; chuban yoko-e
- 20.5 × 27.7 cm (8 × 10 7/8 in.)
- Clarence Buckingham Collection