Skull, Snake, Frog , and Severed Heads

Signed

Signed: Tôkyô Asahi Gyokuzan Kore O Saku (Asahi Gyokuzan of Tokyo made this)

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

Skull, Snake, Frog , and Severed Heads

  • 髑髏、蛇、蛙、晒し首 (置物) 銘:東京旭玉山作之
Tokyo, Japan
Dimensions
10.3 x 7 x 4 cm (4 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Stained ivory and horn with pigment
Classification
Netsuke
Type
Netsuke
Catalogue Raisonné
138
Accession Number
11.23727
Not on view

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