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
Not on view
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.
Edward C. Moore , New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA).
Artist: Date: late 11th to early 12th century Accession Number: 2015.300.251a, b Date: late 11th to early 12th centuryMedium: Lacquered and gilded Japanese cypressAccession: 2015.300.251a, bOn view in:Gallery 224