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Fisherman with Octopus


Kosan Sha


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: 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1in. (5.7 x 3.2 x 2.5cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Culture: Japanese, Asia, Japan
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Signature; Tag on octopus's head lender's tag, in holes on side
Physical Description: smiling fisherman with open mouth wearing grassy skirt and open shirt carrying an octopus upside-down on his back
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Walter Lane Barksdale
Accession Number: 98.105.41
Artist: Kosan Sha
Role: Maker
Added to Site: February 28, 2009