University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-26-634
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Maker: Ono Hakujitsu
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Ivory
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Ruijin
Dragon King
Attendants
Waves
Dragon
Fish
Scrolls
Weapons
Ruyi
Princess
Inscription Language:Japanese Language
Height: 51 cm
Width: 22 cm
Credit Line:Gift of T. Broom Belfield, 1927
Other Number:95-16-1 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Large ivory carving made from part of a tusk. Figures standing among waves with much spray. Ruijin the Dragon King of the Sea with Attendants. A section of ivory tusk, hollow through the center, is carved with figures standing on a dragon among waves. Dressed in Chinese robes with a dragon on his head is the Dragon King. He is followed by attendants each with a different type of fish on their heads and carrying weapons and scrolls symbolizing wisdom and treasures. In the distance, near the top of the tusk, a princess carries a ruyi scepter. A seal with the artist's name, Ono Hakujitsu (大野伯實), is carved near the bottom of the scene. The tusk is mounted on a six-legged wooden stand.


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