From card: "Figure of man, cap with two lappets; wide-skirted, long-sleeved coat with elbow height cuffs; collar fastened with cord tied in two bows, belt holding sheath arid pinchers; full trousers with high cuffs and with trouser legs tied at knees. Figure stands on cylindrical pedestal. Photographed, Miki, Fumio, 1961, pl. 9." From accession history: COPY OF A JAPANESE "HANIWA" OR CLAY IMAGE USED TO DECORATE A BURIAL MOUND, MADE BY THE JAPANESE ARTIST MASA MOTOBU, FROM THE SAME TYPE OF CLAY BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN USED IN THE ORIGINAL FIGURE. ORIGINAL IS IN THE TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM.
Object was exhibited in NMNH Japanese Samurai Temporary Exhibit, April - July 1971. See black and white photo of the exhibit negative # MNH2518C.