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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-7584
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
3-208 (original number), 4-368 (original number), and 5-345 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.2384
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke: grinning mask. Holes for eyes, and holes at corners of mouth.
Donor:
Estate of Geraldine C. and Kernan Robson
Collection place:
Japan
Culture or time period:
Japanese
Collector:
Geraldine C. Robson
Collection date:
before 1940
Materials:
Wood (plant material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1968
Context of use:
Toggle to be attached to the end of a cord and thrust through the sash of a kimono for the support of a purse, pouch or lacquer box.
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
height 4.1 centimeters
Comment:
Per Robeson Accession: In brown wood, a grinning mask of Ti-Tsang, the supreme ruler of Hell and under him the twelve kings of Hell.
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