A pair of folding screens each consisting of six panels painted with seasonal images relating to the twelve months of the year.

For example, January depicts a rising sun, auspicious subject of the New Year, with a pair of sparrows beneath a snow-capped branch; June depicts a carp arching and leaping up a mountain waterfall, a symbol of perseverance and the virtues of the determined warrior; and October depicts a deer standing beside an autumnal red maple.


Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH
01865 278000
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Opening times

Daily: 10:00am - 17:00pm

Open until 20:00 on the last friday of every month excluding December



Exhibitions at Ashmolean Museum

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