H. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); W. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); D. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Not on view
This type of representation of the birth of the mythical creature known as tengu, was most favored by netsuke carvers. The image of the small tengu breaking the shell of its egg is rendered particularly vivid through the use of red lacquer.
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
Artist: Date: 17th or 18th century Accession Number: 2006.437a–e Date: 17th or 18th centuryMedium: Wood with lacquer, gold leaf, and cut gold (kirikane) and metal
Accession: 2006.437a–eOn view in:Gallery 224