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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-18795
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090018795
Accession number:
Acc.4571
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke; "Hotei figure and child"; bald headed man, walking with one foot off ground, with pot belly; holding child over his right shoulder, with left hand supporting child; fan held upside down in man's right hand; signature on back; H. 6.3 cm X W 3.0 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)
Person depicted:
Hotei (Japanese deity)
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). Hotei = a God with a Pot Belly. See 9-18792 for reference
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
width 3 centimeters and height 6.3 centimeters
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