Stag, Ivory, Japan

雄鹿牙彫根付
Stag

Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
second half of the 19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Classification:
Netsuke
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910
Accession Number:
10.211.2308
Not on view
The fine hairs and spots on the back of the stag are carved with great detail. An emphasis is placed on the elongated curved neck and arched back of the animal, represented squatting.
[ 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.