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Netsuke of a Kappa

Date:
18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm); Diam. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
Classification:
Netsuke
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910
Accession Number:
10.211.1857
Not on view
Signature: Sukenao
[ Adam Clark Vroman , Pasadena, CA , 1910; sold to Sage]. ; Margaret Olivia Sage , New York (1910; donated to MMA).
Paris. Centre Culturel du Marais. "Hokusai et son Temps," October 3, 1980–January 3, 1981.

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