Momoyama

DEFINITION

A period in Japanese art history from 1490-1573. It was preceded by the Sengoku Jidai period (1490-1573) and followed by the Edo/Tokugawa period (1615-1868).Examples of Momoyama period art:Japan, Helmet (Zukinnari Kabuto), 16th century, Momoyama period, lacquered iron, height 16 1/8 inches (41 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.Japan, Stationery box, Momoyama period (1568-1615), early 17th century, lacquer, with sprinkled gold decoration in Kodai-ji style, inlaid with gold and silver foil, height 8 1/4 inches (21 cm), width 17 15/16 inches (45.6 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.Japan, Ewer for use in tea ceremony, Momoyama period (1568-1615), early 17th century, stoneware with overglaze enamels (Shino-Oribe ware), height 7 3/4 inches (19.7 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.A Painter ot the Kano School, (Japanese, active 1596-1614), Falcon on Oak Tree Watching Monkeys, six-panel folding screen; ink and light color on paper; no signature; interpolated jar-shaped kuninobu seal of Kano Eitoku (1543-90), Worcester Art Museum, MA.

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