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Divine Rainmaking Boy


Artist Unknown (Japanese)


13th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G220
Divine Rainmaking Boy, Artist Unknown (Japanese)
Divine Rainmaking Boy: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Sculpture | Wood
Size: 42 x 11 x 8 in. (106.68 x 27.94 x 20.32 cm)6 x 17 3/8 x 12 in. (15.24 x 44.13 x 30.48 cm) (base)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Culture: Japanese, Asia, Japan
Style: 13th century, Kamakura
Physical Description: carved figure wearing a robe, holding a sphere with a pointed top in PL hand and a staff in PR hand (detachable); small house-like light grey wood attachment at top of head; figure is dark brown; 2 wooden stakes at bottom for attachment to base
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund, Purchase through Art Quest 2002, and Gift of Darwin and Geri Reedy, Polly and Kevin Hart, and Michael Snow
Accession Number: 2002.218a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009