Saturday, December 20, 2014

Okimono in the Form of a Raven

MY CHIN MUNESUKE
(JAPANESE, EDO PERIOD, 1688–1735)
DATE: EARLY 18TH CENTURY
CULTURE: JAPANESE
MEDIUM: STEEL
DIMENSIONS: L. 18 IN. (45.7 CM)
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful and expressive. and made of steel no less...
    Eric Ewing

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  2. To answer unsigned Anonymous ???????????????????
    We say 何故なの Nazena no

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  3. I like it. An amazing piece of iron work, presumably sand cast but maybe wrought with a hammer
    If cast it would almost have to be a lost wax method. Or maybe sand cast with the legs added. Great work! Thanks for mKing us think
    heinz

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