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Lion Dancer




19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G239
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Medium: Sculpture | Wood and lacquer with gold
Size: 1 9/16 x 1 3/16 x 5/8in. (4 x 3 x 1.6cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Culture: Asia, Japan
Style: 19th century, Meiji period
Inscriptions: Tag; Signature lender's tag, threaded through holes on back; signature, below pant leg near proper right foot
Physical Description: grinning figure with furrowed brow grasping its long red hair in both hands, wearing elaborate brocaded costume in red, black and gold
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Walter Lane Barksdale
Accession Number: 98.105.31
Artist: Kazuya, Japanese, active late 19th century
Role: Maker
Nationality: Japanese
Life Dates: Japanese, active late 19th century
Added to Site: February 28, 2009