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Foreigner with Frog and Snake

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Artist Unidentified


Foreigner with Frog and Snake

Creation Date



late 19th century


5 1/8 in. x 2 3/16 in. (13 cm. x 5.5 cm.)



Creation Place

Asia, Japan

Medium and Support


Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Harriet Sarah and Mary Sophia Walker


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Object Description

Bearded man standing on p. left foot with p. right foot raised. Right hand holds staff to which gourd is tied; large frog stepping from top of staff to man's head. Snake emerges from irregular root form on ground. Man dressed in robe carved with clouds and prunas design. Some brown paint (gilding?) survives on beard, hair, and snake.