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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-7774
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090007774
Alternate number:
3-151 (original number), 4-291 (original number), and 5-268 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.2384
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke: seated woman gives her breast to another woman and holds the hand of a child. Base of the netsuke is a seal. ["Netsuke" and "of the netsuke" crossed out on card. Handwritten above "Netsuke": "Seal".]
Donor:
Estate of Geraldine C. and Kernan Robson
Collection place:
Japan
Culture or time period:
Japanese
Collector:
Geraldine C. Robson
Collection date:
before 1940
Materials:
Ivory (material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements and 7.1 Writing and Records (including religious texts)
Accession date:
1968
Context of use:
Toggle to be attached to the end of a cord and thrust through the sash of a kimono for the support of a purse, pouch or lacquer box. [crossed out on card]
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
height 3.4 centimeters
Legacy documentation: