Iconographic Drawing of Saturn


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 223

Counted among the Nine Luminaries, Saturn (Doyō in Japanese) is described as an old man dressed in a flowing robe with the head of a bull atop his own. This drawing once formed part of a handscroll that included representations of other celestial bodies but was later extracted and preserved as a hanging scroll.

On view for rotations 1 and 2

Iconographic Drawing of Saturn, Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper, Japan

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