Figure of a Horse

Kiyomizu Rokubei V, Japanese, 1875 - 1959

Geography:
Made in Kyoto, Japan, Asia

Period:
Shöwa Period (1926-1989)

Date:
c. 1930

Medium:
Terracotta (Kyoto ware)

Dimensions:
7 x 6 3/8 inches (17.8 x 16.2 cm)

Copyright:
Research inconclusive. Copyright may apply.

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1963-181-214

Credit Line:
The Louis E. Stern Collection, 1963

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Label:
This artist was probably inspired by an ancient Japanese sculpture entitled Haniwa. Historically, the horse has been a highly admired animal in Japan, both as a steed for warriors and as an object of worship. It is a Japanese tradition to give toy horses to little boys, the original idea being that such a toy would inspire courage and determination in a male child.