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Fisherman with Lobster


Artist Unknown (Japan)


late 18th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G239
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Sculpture-Netsuke (Do Not Use) | Ivory
Size: 3 5/8 x 1 3/16 x 3/4in. (9.2 x 3 x 1.9cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan, Kyoto
Culture: Asia, Japan
Style: 18th century, Edo period
Physical Description: smiling man with curling beard and hair in a ponytail on top of his head wears a loose cloak and holds the body of a lobster in his proper right hand and its tentacles in his proper left hand
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Walter Lane Barksdale
Accession Number: 98.105.100
Added to Site: February 28, 2009