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cabinet piece, pair of holy men
  • Japan
  • cabinet piece, pair of holy men, 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868) or Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ivory
  • Gift of James F. Ranson
  • Not on display
  • 1989.0128

Pair of holy men, cabinet piece. One man is holding a large lotus, which curves to the reverse side of the carving, while the other holds a lotus-shaped container, as a three-legged frog looks on. Both men have shaved heads and elongated earlobes.