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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-18781
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090018781
Accession number:
Acc.4571
Object count:
2
Description:
Netsuke; manju type; two piece discoidal shape; brass; inlaid enamel leaf and blossom design on exteriors; one half with hole in center, other with ring soldered to inside center; Dia 4.0 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:
Brass (alloy) and Enamel (fused coating)
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 name manju comes from that of a popular Japanese beam-paste confection in circular flattened form and is given to all netsuke of similar shape
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
diameter 4 centimeters
Legacy documentation: