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猪花草木彫根付
Boar and Grasses

Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
second half of the 19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H. 7/8 in. (2.3 cm); W. 1 9/16 in. (3.9 cm); D. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Netsuke
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.989
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.
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