Bear Cub's Toy


From: Japan | Hokkaido | Rubeshibe

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number A531B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ainu
Provenience Japan | Hokkaido | Rubeshibe
Section Asian
Materials Wood
Iconography Acorn

Heper-e-sinot-pe (ヘペレシノツペ). Heavy block of wood roughly carved into acorn shape. Split. This would have been a play toy for a baby bear cub.

Length 12.5 cm
Outside Diameter 8.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller, 1901

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