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草花螳螂牙彫根付
Flowers and Grasses with a Praying-Mantis

Artist:
Attributed to Ryūsa (Japanese, active late 18th century)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
late 18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); Diam. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Classification:
Netsuke
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910
Accession Number:
10.211.1271
Not on view
The superb high relief carving and mist-like stippled surface of the ivory piece may be the work of Ryūsa himself, after whom this type of openwork manjū-shaped netsuke is named.
[ Adam Clark Vroman , Pasadena, CA, until 1910; sold to Sage]. ; Margaret Olivia Sage , New York (until 1910; donated to MMA).
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