On View In:
Gallery 239
Artist:   Youn  
Title:   Kappa with Cucumber  
Date:   Edo period  
Medium:   Ivory  
Dimensions:   1 13/16 x 1 1/8 x 3/4in. (4.6 x 2.9 x 1.9cm)  
Credit Line:   Bequest of Walter Lane Barksdale  
Location:   Gallery 239  

Name:   Youn  
Role:   Maker  
Nationality:   Japanese  
Life Dates:   Japanese, active mid-19th century  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Signature; Sticker on bottom of cucumber [51], on sticker, on back of cucumber  
Classification:   Sculpture  
Physical Description:   two figures with human arms, legs and hair, frog feet, turtle shells and bird heads; proper right figure stands while proper left figure sits; both are using a rope to fasten down the giant vertically placed cucumber between them  
Creation Place:   Asia, Japan, , ,  
Accession #:   98.105.44  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts