The Twelve Zodiac Animals

Signed

Signed: Masatsugu

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

The Twelve Zodiac Animals

  • 十二支 (柳左鏝頭根付) 銘:正次
Osaka, Japan
Dimensions
1.9 x 3.6 x 3.8 cm (3/4 x 1 7/16 x 1 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Stained ivory and horn
Classification
Netsuke
Type
Netsuke
Catalogue Raisonné
239
Accession Number
11.23376
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