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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-18804
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.4571
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke; seated man, sitting on left leg; right leg drawn up; hands up in air as if in surprise; vessel (?) with lid in shape of badger in front of man, with head facing same direction as man; carrying handles on side of vessel; signature underneath badger; H 2.9 cm X L 4.3 cm X W 2.3 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:
Ivory (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).
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
width 2.3 centimeters, length 4.3 centimeters, and height 2.9 centimeters
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