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Ebisu figure
  • Japan
  • Ebisu figure, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13.5 x 10 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 5/16 x 3 7/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of William A. Scott
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0134
Multimedia
Description

A seated male figure, with his right knee raised, identified as Ebisu (one of the Seven Gods of Fortune). He is wearing green pants with gold dots and a black smock with three leaves on the front and a knot in the back. He wears a pointed black hat secured by a red chinstrap. He holds a red and yellow fish, identified as a possible red sea breem, under his proper left arm. His proper right hand appears to have held a fishing rod, which has been broken off.
The head is moveable.