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Recumbent Ox

Artist:
Kiyozumi
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
late 18th century–early 19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Ivory, horn
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm); W. 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Netsuke
Credit Line:
Gift of Alvin H. Schechter, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.399.13
Not on view
The ox is one of the twelve zodiac animals. It is associated with the Zen parable of the ox and the oxherd, which explains the path to enlightenment
Signature: Kiyozumi (in an oval cartouche)
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