Boy with Dog

Boy with Dog

c. 1800

Wood with lacquer and color

Overall: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)

James Parmelee Fund 1979.19

Description

This is a Saga doll, a type of doll thought to have originated in 16th-century Saga, outside of Kyoto. The colors and patterns of the doll’s robe resemble the fashion of the latter part of the Momoyama period (1573–1615). The doll is a nodder, with its head carved separately; when its head moves, its tongue sticks out.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Credit line: 
James Parmelee Fund

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