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"Akari Light Sculpture" table lamp in original packing

Bulbous form composed of Japanese paper and given structure by rings or bamboo stands on a three legged, metal armature; currently, paper and bamboo form is flattened and in original translucent plastic packaging; black cardboard box with graphics on top; black electrical cord; 40 watt light bulb...

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Purchased by Brett Angell on eBay, 2011; 2011, given by Brett Angell to the MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Brett Angell


© The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum

designed 1952

Object Place

Gifu, Japan


Height x length: 3 1/4 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (8.3 x 29.2 x 29.2 cm) (of box)

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Medium or Technique

Japanese washi paper, bamboo, enameled metal, light bulb, electrical cords, cardboard box




Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices