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String of Mushrooms

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
first half 19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); W. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); D. 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Classification:
Netsuke
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.970
Not on view
Mushroom and fungi are symbols of longevity. Their simple yet aesthetically appealing arrangement in a horizontal line emphasizes this association. Mushrooms and vegetables became favored subjects of eccentric Edo period painters.
Edward C. Moore , New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA).
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