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boy and inu hariko figure
  • Japan
  • boy and inu hariko figure, 1940s–2000
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • plaster of Paris, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 9.5 x 11 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 3/4 x 4 5/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of William A. Scott
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0133
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Description

A plaster of Paris figure of a boy wearing a red kimono with blue lapels. He is kneeling alongside and leaning on a dog, identified as an inu hariko, wearing a red/orange blanket, red collar, and gold bell.

Inu hariko figures were given to expectant mothers to ensure a healthy pregnancy.