Hawk on a Perch by Jomi Eisuke

This is a shibuichi hawk which has been hammered and engraved and then inlaid with shakudo, gold and silver.

Details

Medium:
Copper alloy, gold & silver
Dimensions:
Height: 65 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £35,000)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Malcolm Fairley Ltd

Birds were a favourite theme in Meiji period sculpture where the virtuosity of technique was a main feature. It may have been made for one of the International Expositions where Japan sought to demonstrate the skill of its craftsmen to the west. The stand is contemporary with the sculpture and probably associated with it.

Provenance

Not known.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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