Uncanny Artist Ephemera and Objects for Artists and Collectors
  • Museum of Fine Arts Resin Replica of a Japanese Rabbit Netsuke

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    This is a Museum of Fine Arts Resin Replica of a Japanese Rabbit Netsuke, which may be based on an antique carved ivory rabbit netsuke in the museum's collection.  In Japanese folklore, the rabbit lives in the moon where he pounds rice cakes or prepares the elixir of immortality.  Measuring 1.75" high by 0.875" wide by 1.5"deep, this rabbit has offers up both simplicity and whimsy.  The rabbit is shown in a seated position with its haunchhed back legs touching the front ones, an uplifted head, and long ears that flow down the back.  The face is detailed with large, almond-shaped eyes which have been colored brown with large black pupils.  There are four whiskers on each side of its U-shaped nose and straight mouth.  Small lines delineate the fur on either side of the neck.  Beneath the rabbit, the paws have defined pads and the tail fur is lined.  The resin has been slightly yellowed to give the effect of aged ivory.  The bottom is incised with "MFA" which may be the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  This Museum of Fine Arts Resin Replica of a Japanese Rabbit Netsuke is in Very Good condition with no damage or wear.