Boar and Grasses
Meiji period (1868–1912)
second half of the 19th century
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
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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