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Figure of a Seated Elephant: JL.19-1984

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery

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Figure of a Seated Elephant

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Description

The elephant is painted in Kakiemon style enamels, and is crouching with its head raised and its trunk curled. It has a saddle cloth decorated with a red lotus among Karakusa scrollwork and with pendant tassels. A green and yellow chain hangs round its nexk, and the tail and feet are blue.

Legal notes

Lent by Mr and Mrs Roger Jenyns

Measurements and weight

Length: 24 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1984) by Jenyns, Roger, Mr and Mrs

Dating

17th Century#
1670 - 1690

School or Style

Kakiemon

Materials used in production

Enamels
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Enamelling

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Identification numbers

Accession number: JL.19-1984
Primary reference Number: 140495
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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