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Museum number:
9-12511
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
3914 (previous number (Design Dept.))
Accession number:
Acc.3032
Object count:
15
Description:
Ojime (pl.), string of 15 carved ivory pieces in shapes of various animals of the zodiac. Includes one boar with fine lines for fur, light brown color; 2 cocks, identical; 2 cows, almost identical, brown incised for fur; 1 goat, grey-brown; 1 pair of rabbits, smooth yellow; 2 horses identical, smooth yellow; 1 dragon, coiled angular surfaces; 1 dog, smooth yellow; 1 monkey, dark brown, many tiny incised lines for fur; 2 tigers, identical in shape, but one is dark brown, other white, each has black painted eyes, cord hole through backs. L. each 2 cm.
Donor:
Design Department (UC Berkeley)
Collection place:
Japan
Verbatim coll. place:
Japan
Collector:
Albert M. Bender
Collection date:
before 1933
Materials:
Hemp (fiber) and Ivory (material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1974
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
each— length 2 centimeters
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