Figure of a Bijin

Unknown Artist, Hizen, Japanc.1680

Gardiner Museum

Gardiner Museum
Toronto, Canada

Robes decorated on the reverse in iron red, green, yellow, blue and black enamels with flowerheads and trailing foliage terminating with a wave design at the base and two characters. The front has random bamboo leaves, a geometric deisn, a character and flowerheads and foliage continuing from the reverse.


  • Title: Figure of a Bijin
  • Creator: Unknown Artist, Hizen, Japan
  • Date Created: c.1680
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 31.5 x 13.5 x 8.9 cm (12 3/8 x 5 5/16 in., 8.9 cm)
  • Medium: hard-paste porcelain, over glaze enamels

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