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Kappa with Cucumber




19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G239
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Medium: Sculpture | Ivory
Size: 1 13/16 x 1 1/8 x 3/4in. (4.6 x 2.9 x 1.9cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Culture: Asia, Japan
Style: 19th century, Edo period
Inscriptions: Signature; Sticker on bottom of cucumber [51], on sticker, on back of cucumber
Physical Description: two figures with human arms, legs and hair, frog feet, turtle shells and bird heads; proper right figure stands while proper left figure sits; both are using a rope to fasten down the giant vertically placed cucumber between them
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Walter Lane Barksdale
Accession Number: 98.105.44
Artist: Youn, Japanese, active mid-19th century
Role: Maker
Nationality: Japanese
Life Dates: Japanese, active mid-19th century
Added to Site: February 28, 2009