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Incense Burner in Form of a Praying Mantis

Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Iron, gold, lining of silver
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/3 in. (8.9 cm); L. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Accession Number:
36.120.669a, b
Not on view
Articulated forms first made as novelties for samurai became popular items in the export market.
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art in Early Japan," 1999–2000.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds, Flowers, and Buddhist Paradise Imagery in Japanese Art," February 14, 2004–June 13, 2004.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Animals, Birds, Insects, and Marine Life in Japanese Art," June 26, 2008–November 30, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Mandalas: Emanations and Avatars," June 18, 2009–November 30, 2009.

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