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Toothpick box

Museum number:
9-16175
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.3372
Object count:
7
Description:
A box resembling a fan with a sliding top. Inside are toothpicks (6) each wrapped with paper that has a poem or story on it. Bamboo ribbing with cardboard box. Lid of box is gold with silver; sides and back are painted gold; inside of box and lid are red.
Donor:
Maurice K. Schiffman
Collection place:
Kyūshū region, Japan
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
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