Traditional New Year picture - Tod sue each other (Vietnames: Trê Cóc Kiện Nhau)

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 86.30.10
Type: woodblock print
Date of production:
second half of the 20th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: paper, coloured woodblock print
Dimensions: height: 22 cm
width: 34 cm
The image, made in the Đông Hồ workshop in Vietnam, vividly depicts a story from the pen of an unknown author, in which a toad lays its eggs in a pond, which another animal (Trê) then tries to raise. A dispute over tadpoles is brought before a large fish.