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Tobacco case

Museum number:
9-12558a-c
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm210912558a@2dc
Alternate number:
3894 (previous number (Design Dept.))
Accession number:
Acc.3032
Object count:
3
Description:
Tobacco case and netsuke: The case (a) is made from a seed pod, with a wood lid. The seed pod is round, squat shape with vertical ribs, possible artificially shaped when growing. The lid is of smooth dark brown wood with high relief carving on top of mushrooms. Top is hinged with ivory and wood pin. Ivory lined cord holes on side. Black cord. The netsuke (b) is a large tan colored wood carving realistically representing a bird. Fine incised and light relief detail. Inlaid eyes. Some green and red paint worn off. Ivory lined cord holes where legs would be.
Donor:
Design Department (UC Berkeley)
Collection place:
Japan
Verbatim coll. place:
Japan
Culture or time period:
Japanese
Collector:
Albert M. Bender
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1974
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
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