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Incense Burner in Form of a Praying Mantis

Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Iron, gold, lining of silver
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/3 in. (8.9 cm); L. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Accession Number:
36.120.669a, b
Not on view
Articulated forms first made as novelties for samurai became popular items in the export market.
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