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Bugaku dancer in the role of a Chinese prince
Place of Origin: Japan
Date: 1800-1950
Object Name: Netsuke
Materials: Wood and ivory with inlaid mother-of-pearl, copper, and gilded bronze
Dimensions: H. 5.1 cm x W. 2.5 cm
Credit Line: Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Mr. Ney Wolfskill
Department: Japanese Art
Collection: Decorative Arts
Object Number: B81Y128
On Display: No

Description

Label: The biblike costume and dragon-crested mask identify this netsuke as representing a character in Prince of Lan Ling (Ryo'o), the story of a Chinese prince's victories in battle and one of the most frequently performed Bugaku dances.

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Exhibition History: Thematic exhibition "Shadows, Masks, and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia" at AAM 4/23/05-1/22/06
Label: The biblike costume and dragon-crested mask identify this netsuke as representing a character in Prince of Lan Ling (Ryo'o), the story of a Chinese prince's victories in battle and one of the most frequently performed Bugaku dances.
Exhibition History: Thematic exhibition "Shadows, Masks, and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia" at AAM 4/23/05-1/22/06