Japanese wax

Related to Japanese wax: sumac wax, Japanese wax tree
a waxlike substance made in Japan from the berries of certain species of Rhus, esp. Rhus succedanea.

See also: Wax

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Another work featured in the exhibition is the five-panel photograph of a wax effigy of Da Vinci's "Last Supper," shot in a Japanese wax museum, which also reveals the play of artifice, representation and reality at the heart of the series as a whole.
4-May 14) is billed as a departure--a return to the sites of earlier photographs in English, Dutch, and Japanese wax museums, this time to make individual, life-size "portraits" of the waxen effigies (revisiting the Apostles at the Last Supper, the six wives of Henry VIII, Pope John Paul II, et al.).
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