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Bead

Museum number:
9-12513
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090012513
Alternate number:
34..? (previous number (Albert Bender’s number)) and 3915b (previous number (Design Dept.))
Accession number:
Acc.3032
Object count:
1
Description:
Ojime: Carved ivory in the shape of Daruma (Bodhidharma) w/out arms or legs. Cord hole through the middle. Two small holes at side that intersect lower part of cord hole. The ivory is yellow and quite worn. Features in the face are stained dark. H. 1.7 cm.
Donor:
Design Department (UC Berkeley)
Collection place:
Japan
Culture or time period:
Japanese
Collector:
Albert M. Bender
Collection date:
before 1933
Materials:
Ivory (material)
Person depicted:
Bodhidharma
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1974
Context of use:
Used as sliding bead to tighten the cords between the netsuke and inro.
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
height 1.7 centimeters
Legacy documentation: