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Title

Figure of Daikokuten (The God of Plenty) (okimono)

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    carved ivory
    Dimensions
    17.5 x 9.8 x 9.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed base, in Japanese, ink [incised] "Sei [in a form of square seal]". Not dated.

    Credit
    Bequest of Henry Albert Nathan 1941
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    7159.53
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    This figure of Daikokuten, the God of Plenty, is depicted standing on bales of rice holding a magic mallet and carrying a sack of treasure.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Provenance

    Albert Henry Nathan, pre 1940, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, bequeathed to the Art Gallery of New South Wales 1941.