About this artwork
This hook, known as a jizaigake, would have been used in a wealthy farmhouse to hold a kettle on a chain above a hearth. Its slanted top is in the shape of the hat of one of the gods of good fortune, Daikoku. It is most likely made of keyaki (zelkova) wood, which exhibits a distinctive flamelike grain.
Currently Off View
- Asian Art
- Large Hook for a Kettle (Jizaigake)
- 49.6 x 50.5 x 33.5 cm (19 1/2 x 19 7/8 x 13 1/4 in.)
- Gift of Muriel Kallis Newman