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Figurine ("Okimono") of Takenouchi No Sukune

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Description This figurine ("okimono") depicts Takenouchi No Sukune, who was the Great Imperial General of 4th Century Japan.
  • Centennial Exhibition Philadelphia. Memorial Hall, Philadelphia, Philadelphia. 1876.
Provenance Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876 [said to have been made especially for the Exposition in Bushell, 1899]; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1876 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Subject] Dai Nihon Tokyo Inoue Ryosai tsukuru; [Translation] Made by Inoue Ryosai, Tokyo, Great Japan
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1876

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ca. 1876 (Meiji)
porcelain with transparent glaze
Accession Number
17 15/16 in. (45.6 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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