Figures
Figures
Figures
Figures


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Owing to the 1905 (protectorate), 1910-1945 colonization of Korea by Japan, people, ideas, and resources flowed back and forth. So even though the donors were based in Japan, the figurines resemble traditional clothing of the first years of the 20c and the centuries before that on the Peninsula.Guven Peter Witteveen, 3/10/2020

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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Asian
Art ➔ Figures

Identifier:
2020.3.114
Description:
These male and female figures are carved from wood and each stands on a square base. The male is wearing a tall hat and holding a walking stick and pipe. The female is balancing a basket on her head and has a child cradled to her back. 
Date:
circa 1950 – 1980
Materials:
Wood
Dimensions:
5.25" h 1.5" w 1.25" d
Source:
Gift of Etta M. Hesselink
Rights:

Maker/Donor
Etta M. Hesselink
Etta Hesselink and her husband John served the Reformed Church as missionaries and teachers in Japan from 1953 to 1973, and they and their five children all developed a deep appreciation for Japanese art and culture. 
Related Place
Japan
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