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Sambaso Dancer, Okina, Wearing the Hakushiki Mask, Holding a Fan

Japanese, Edo
Edo-Meiji era
mid to late 19th century
Hojitsu (Japanese, about 1790–1873)

Object Place: Edo, Japan


Legacy dimension: H. .041

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood; mask and feet, ivory; fan, gold; undergarment, mother-of-pearl, inlaid

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Asia




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)

[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