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Tusk with Shishi

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
first half 19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H. 5/8 in. (1.6 cm); W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); D. 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Netsuke
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910
Accession Number:
10.211.1159
Not on view
The front of this boar tusk netsuke is decorated with a shishi (guardian lion) and a cub. The back is embellished with a series of finely incised roundels of poet portraits and poems.
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