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Dog in Graveyard




19th 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, bronze and gold
Size: 9/16 x 2 in. (1.4 x 5.08 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Culture: Asia, Japan
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Signature on left edge
Physical Description: metal disk with applied high relief decoration of snarling wolf looking over proper left shoulder, seated on a log (?) with its proper right front paw resting on a skull; disk attached to ivory holder
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Walter Lane Barksdale
Accession Number: 98.105.85
Artist: Shumin, Japanese, active mid-19th century
Role: Artist
Nationality: Japanese
Life Dates: Japanese, active mid-19th century
Added to Site: February 28, 2009