Flowers and Grasses with a Praying-Mantis

Attributed to Ryūsa Japanese

Not on view

The superb high relief carving and mist-like stippled surface of the ivory piece may be the work of Ryūsa himself, after whom this type of openwork manjū-shaped netsuke is named.

Flowers and Grasses with a Praying-Mantis, Attributed to Ryūsa (Japanese, active late 18th century), Ivory, Japan

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.