H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); W. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); D. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910
Not on view
The baku is a mythical creature known to devour dreams and nightmares. It has the trunk of an elephant, the tail of an ox and the paws of a tiger. This rare example is carved in wood and decorated with lacquer.
Signature: Sadatake or Jōbu (according to Barbara Okada)