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足長と仙人木彫根付
Ashinaga (Long Legs) and a Daoist Sage

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Classification:
Netsuke
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910
Accession Number:
10.211.2306
Not on view
This netsuke is a variation on the legend of ‘Long Legs and Long Arms’ (Ashinaga and Tenaga). This tall piece is representative of an early elongated style.
[ Adam Clark Vroman , Pasadena, CA , 1910; sold to Sage]. ; Margaret Olivia Sage , New York (1910; donated to MMA).
Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Netsuke: Miniature Art of Japan," September 13, 1979–October 30, 1979.

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