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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-18782
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090018782
Accession number:
Acc.4571
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke; mask of man, with opening for eyes, nostrils, and mouth; teeth showing; L 6.1 cm X W 5.0 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:
Wood (plant 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 most familiar mask netsuke masks are those wron [worn] in the Noh and in the Kyogen, the companion comedies of the Noh." See p. 144 for further information
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
length 6.1 centimeters and width 5 centimeters
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