Netsuke: Crab on a decaying lotus leaf, 19th century
Ivory, copper alloy, gold; H. 9/16 in. (1.5 cm), Diam. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891 (91.1.940)
A crab of copper alloy sidles across this decaying lotus leaf. The upturned edges of the leaf and the crab's claw are rendered in gold.