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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-18840
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090018840
Alternate number:
44 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.4571
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke; oval, hollow; openwork figure of monkey clinging to stylized pine tree; metal ferrule on one side for passage of cord; L 3.8 cm X W 4.7 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). See 9-18827 for information on monkeys
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
width 4.7 centimeters and length 3.8 centimeters
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