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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-18805
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.4571
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke; figure of standing, tall thin woman (spirit?) holding grave marker same height as her with both hands; smaller marker up to knee height at her right foot; sashi type; signature under base; H 9.3 cm X W 2.3 cm
Donor:
Dorothy Campbell Tompkins
Collection place:
Japan
Verbatim coll. place:
Japan
Culture or time period:
Japanese
Collector:
Dorothy Campbell Tompkins and John Barr Tompkins
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Ivory (material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Context of use:
A toggle or device attached to the end of a cord or rope to keep it from slipping; cord thrust under the sash of a kimono to support purse pouch, box, or basket (in absence of pockets). "The sashi is worn differently from the ordinary toggle. It is an elongated shape of much greater length than the average netsuke and is thrust deep into the obi, which furnishes the support for suspending the sagemono.
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
height 9.3 centimeters and width 2.3 centimeters
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