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Netsuke in the form of a boy sitting on a rooftile wearing a mask of Okame

Inscription

無銘

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Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Accession Number

11.23743

Medium or Technique

Main material: ivory; other metals: wood, colored staining, lacquer

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture