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Maker(s):Totoya Hokkei
Culture:Japanese (1780–1850)
Title:Untitled [Daikoku's Mallet, Rat, and Jewels]
Date Made:1804 (Bunka 1)
Materials:woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 3 5/8 in x 5 in ; 9.2 cm x 12.7 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1998.76
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

A picture calendar for a Rat Year, the sequence of months indicated by large and small jewels. The rat is the spirit animal of Daikoku, one of the gods of good fortune who carries a magic mallet that creates wealth and grants wishes. Signed Totoya Hokkei.

animals; mythology; time; figures; text; writing; still lifes

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