Choju-jinbutsu Giga (Scrolls of Frolicking Animals and Humans) See a hare to jump into the river as pinching his nose! How animated the painter descrived the human actions by borrowing animal figure! #japan
Mirror case - Knight & Lady playing chess. Ivory, 14th-century Paris. Now in the V & A, London. The game of chess represented both love and war and appears in many of medieval romances, including the story of Tristan & Iseult. The 3 finest examples, of which this is one, come from the same Paris atelier, & perhaps the same carver. The 2 others are in Cleveland and the Louvre.