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Votive Tablet showing a Tiger (Ema)

1686
Artist/maker unknown, Japanese
Votive tablets were offered at temples and shrines to help people realize their prayers and to provide general protection. This example is dated in the Year of the Tiger, which probably accounts for the subject. The energetic outline of the tiger and the boldly executed bamboo exemplify the sense of spontaneity and playfulness in Japanese folk art....

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