Kappa

舌を出す河童 (差根付) 印:谷

Japanese
Edo period to Meiji era
mid to late 19th century
Possibly by Ozaki Kokusai (Japanese), Possibly by Takeda Kokusai (Japanese)


Object Place: Asakusa, Edo, Japan

Catalogue Raisonné

106

Dimensions

12.9 x 3.3 x 3.3 cm (5 1/16 x 1 5/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.23722

Medium or Technique

Stag antler

On View

Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Netsuke

Signed

Sealed:Kokusai

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection