Boy with Puppy


c. 1800
Overall: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)
Location: not on view
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This is a Saga doll, a type of doll thought to have originated in 16th-century Saga, outside of Kyoto. The colors and patterns of the doll’s robe resemble the fashion of the latter part of the Momoyama period (1573–1615). The doll is a nodder, with its head carved separately; when its head moves, its tongue sticks out.
Boy with Puppy

Boy with Puppy

c. 1800

Japan, Edo period (1615–1868)

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