鳥獣人物戯画断簡(丁巻) - MIHO MUSEUM

鳥獣人物戯画断簡(丁巻)ちょうじゅうじんぶつぎがだんかん(ていかん)

  • 鎌倉時代
  • 13c
  • 紙本墨画
  • H-30 W-80.5
  • 所蔵
    高山寺伝来
解説(春の玉手箱)

 鳥獣人物戯画は、京都高山寺に伝わる四巻の巻物で、鳥獣たちが活き活きとしたタッチで擬人的に描かれる甲巻が特に有名である。描かれた年代は平安時代後期から鎌倉時代にわたり、丁巻は鎌倉期に入ってからのものであろう。丁巻には種々の遊楽にうち興じる僧侶の姿が極めて荒い筆致で描かれるが、これを僧侶の手すさびではないかと見る意見がある。この断簡は、現在一巻として繋がっているものからある時代に分かれたもので、騎馬の人物の横には相撲の取り組みが描かれており、おそらくは二つの場面に跨る個所であろう。下手を取られた力士の必死の形相が面白い。

Catalogue Entry

The Kozanji Frolicking Animals and Figures scrolls consist of four separate scrolls and the most famous of the group, the Ko scroll, is particularly famous for its humorous and lively depiction of animals and birds. These four scrolls were painted during the late Heian and Kamakura periods, and the Cho scroll, a fragment of which is shown here, was painted during the Kamakura period. This scroll uses extremely rough brushwork to show Buddhist priests enjoying all sorts of pleasures and there are some who believe that this scroll was a priest's amusement. This fragment was separated from an existing scroll at some point in its history and shows figures on horseback next to a scene of a sumo match. In other words, this fragment straddles two separate scenes from the original scroll. The despair seen on the face of the defeated sumo wrestler is particularly interesting.