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Boar

Artist:
Kōhōsai
Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Ivory inlaid with coral and small blue and white semiprecious stones
Dimensions:
1 1/8 × 2 1/8 × 1 1/8 in. (2.9 × 5.4 × 2.9 cm)
Classification:
Netsuke
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910
Accession Number:
10.211.899
Not on view
The Osaka carver embellished the back of the boar with a decorative cover with colorful semiprecious stones mimicking hanging beads. Such covers were normally worn by elephants.
Signature: Kōhōsai and a kakihan (stylized signature)
[ Adam Clark Vroman , Pasadena, CA , 1910; sold to Sage].; Margaret Olivia Sage , New York (1910; donated to MMA).
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