Japanese Textiles and Folk Art
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Tsuchi-Ningyo Clay Doll Ebisu Seven Lucky Gods
This delightful and full expression doll is the reason for our acquisition of this Ebisu doll. While Daikoku and Ebisu dolls are often paired and displayed, "single" Ebisu dolls are much harder to find. Ebisu is one of the Lucky Gods (Shichifukujin) and is symbolized as the god of prosperity and abundance. This particular piece was found in Tottori prefecture of Japan. The striking color pigments are still remained onto the surface and the symbolic red snapper (an auspicious symbol) stands out under the Ebisu's left arm.
Ca. Early to mid 1900s. 4 3/4" w 2.5"d 8"h