H. 7/8 in. (2.3 cm); W. 1 9/16 in. (3.9 cm); D. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Not on view
The boar, the twelfth sign of the zodiac, is thought to possess reckless courage. Here, however, his closed eyes give him the appearance of a most sympathetic and defenseless creature, sleeping hidden by autumn grasses.
Edward C. Moore , New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA).
Artist: Maki-e by Yūtokusai Gyokkei (Japanese, (active early–mid-19th century))Date: mid-19th centuryMedium: Four cases; lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e on gold lacquer ground Netsuke: lacquered wood with inlay of a snail on bamboo Ojime: metal bead with birdsAccession: 36.100.246On view in:Gallery 223
Artist: Ganbun (Japanese, active until 1870s)Date: mid-19th centuryMedium: Single case; lacquered wood imitating bamboo with pewter and silver inlay and gold hiramaki-e Netsuke: bamboo; lacquered wood with gold hiramaki-e and stained ivory inlay Ojime: snail; copperAccession: 13.67.10On view in:Gallery 223
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