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female figure representing an angel
  • Japan
  • female figure representing an angel, late 1800s–1972
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • cloth, plaster, metal, paint, paper, paint, synthetic hair, string, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: a) 26 x 22 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: a) 10 1/4 x 8 11/16 x 3 1/8 in
    Object Length/Width: b) 7 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: b) 2 3/4 x 13/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0153.a,b

This female figure (2007.0153.a) is wearing an orange kimono with gold flowers, and is identified as the angel in the legend of the feathered robe. Her underdress is white with gold flowers. She wears a gold crown with a gold bird and four dangles with gold elements and orange and translucent white beads. The crown is secured by an orange tie with orange tassels.

Her face and hands are made of white plaster. Her straight black hair is worn loose. She holds a gold and black fan (2007.0153.b) in her proper right hand.