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Bead

Museum number:
9-12514
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
3915 (previous number (Design Dept.))
Accession number:
Acc.3032
Object count:
1
Description:
Ojime: Carved ivory bead in the shape of Kirin or shishi (both are mythical animals that sometimes share attributes), sitting on a pedestal. Resembles a sphinx. Mouth is agape. Cord hole from top of head to bottom of pedestal. H. 2.3 cm.
Donor:
Design Department (UC Berkeley)
Collection place:
Japan
Verbatim coll. place:
Japan
Culture or time period:
Japanese
Collector:
Albert M. Bender
Collection date:
before 1933
Materials:
Ivory (material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1974
Context of use:
Sliding bead used to tighten the cords between the netsuke and inro.
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
height 2.3 centimeters
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