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What is this?

Butterflies and leaves with specks of gold and silver, laminated between a solid and a lacy rice paper. Marked in ink: P-78.

This is a sidewall from Japan. It is dated 1954 and we acquired it in 1955. Gift of S. Stanley Sogg. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

rice paper, butterflies, leaves

Its dimensions are

91.5 x 62 cm (36 x 24 7/16 in.)

This object was donated by S. Stanley Sogg and catalogued by hbh

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18406915/ |title=Sidewall, 1954 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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