Parent Object
Kogai with Long-legged Creature (
Additional Views Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Kogai with Long-legged Creature ("Ashinaga")


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Long-legged creatures called "ashinaga" supposedly lived on an island near Japan. They often socialized with long-armed creatures called "tenaga." The tenaga would sit on the ashinaga's shoulders to reach fruit on trees for them both to eat. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 乙柳軒 味墨; [Translation] Otsuryûken Miboku (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

Period
2nd half 18th century-1st half 19th century (late Edo)
Medium
gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1204.3
Measurements
L: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Geographies
Location Within Museum
Not On View

Tags


    Thumbnail: Kogai with Long-legged Creature ("Ashinaga") Thumbnail: Kogai with Long-legged Creature ("Ashinaga") Thumbnail: Kogai with Long-legged Creature ("Ashinaga")
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: Kogai with Long-legged Creature ("Ashinaga")