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Netsuke in the Shape of a Gourd and Cicada

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H. 1 in. (2.5 cm); W. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm); D. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Netsuke
Credit Line:
Bequest of Stephen Whitney Phoenix, 1881
Accession Number:
81.1.93
Not on view
Stephen Whitney Phoenix , New York (until d. 1881; bequethed to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art," June 24, 2011–October 23, 2011.

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