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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-7888
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090007888
Alternate number:
4-4 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.2384
Object count:
1
Description:
netsuke: antler; dragon squatting on rock, tail curled up over back; curl back from forehead. Signed probably by Kokusai.
Donor:
Estate of Geraldine C. and Kernan Robson
Collection place:
Japan
Culture or time period:
Meiji era (1868-1912) and Shōwa era (1926-1989)
Maker or artist:
Kokusai
Collector:
Geraldine C. Robson
Collection date:
before 1940
Materials:
Antler (material)
Inscription:
Signed probably by Kokusai.
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Production date:
1868-1940
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 2 centimeters
Legacy documentation: