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Japanese carved ivory figure of a man and two children, 1850 - 1950
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Object statement
Carved human figures depicting a Japanese man and two children, ivory, maker unknown, Japan, 1850-1950
This original ivory piece is one of 32 donated to the Powerhouse Museum in 1950 by Miss Eadith Hill. These ivories are part of a larger collection that includes Japanese cloisonné, porcelain and pottery which was originally on display at the Australian Museum. In 1949 the Director of the Powerhouse Museum, A. R. Penfold, made a recommendation to transfer these to the museum's collection and they were added in 1951.

Geoff Barker, Assistant Curator, March 2007
The ornament was made in Japan between 1850 and 1950.

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Description
Carved human figures depicting a Japanese man and two children, ivory, maker unknown, Japan, 1850-1950.

Three human figures carved from ivory. The ornament or okimono depicts a standing elderly man wearing a kimono and pants. The man is barefoot and stooped over carrying a child on his back and another on his front to one side. Both the children wear kimonos.

Made: Japan; 1850 - 1950
A4262-17
Production date
1850 - 1950
Height
230 mm
Width
90 mm
Depth
75 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Eadith Hill, 1950
Subjects
+ Animal products
+ Japanese Decorative Arts
Currently on public display
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