This is a Metropolitan Museum of Art Resin Replica of a Japanese Rabbit Netsuke. The original netsuke in the New York City museum collection was carved in ivory by Mitsuhiro Ohara in the mid 19th-century. In Japanese folklore, a rabbit lives in the moon where he pounds rice cakes or prepares the elixir of immortality. Measuring 1" high by 1.25" wide by 1.75" deep, this rabbit reproduces the beautiful simplicity of the original. It has an up tilted head with center line; raised round black eyes; sculpted snout with round cheeks, U-shaped nose, inset smiling mouth and four black whiskers on each side; rounded body with a hint of haunches and a tail; and long oval down turned ears which extend slightly below the body. The resin has been slightly yellowed to give the effect of ivory. The bottom is incised with the initials "M M A." This Metropolitan Museum of Art Resin Replica of a Japanese Rabbit Netsuke is in Very Good condition with no damage or wear.