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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst
|Title:||Man examing egg|
|Date Made:||20th century|
|Materials:||Ivory; carved with pigment|
|Place Made:||Asia; Japan|
|Measurements:||Overall: 1 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 3.2 cm x 3.5 cm x 2.9 cm|
|Narrative Inscription: ||INSCRIPTION/SIGNATURE: bottom: [Japanese character, mei [ill.]].|
|Accession Number: ||MH 1986.30.78|
|Credit Line:||William Richter Collection, Gift of Margaret Ruth Richter (Class of 1939)||
An ivory Japanese netsuke of a man in brownish kimono sitting in front of a basket of eggs and examining an egg in his hands. Two holes at the bottom for functional use.
domestic negative space; farmers; merchants
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