Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Japan
  • Ebisu, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • wood
  • Object Height: 8.3 cm
    Object Height: 3 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.2837

The figure holding a fish under one arm and a fishing rod in the other hand is often known as Ebisu. Ebisu is the god of fishermen in Japan, who grants good luck to people working at sea.