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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-18860
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090018860
Alternate number:
81 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.4571
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke; Yoshitsune on Benkei's geta; miniature of priest climbing on oval clog, sword under left arm; H 4.5 cm X W 4.1 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)
Inscription:
Signature on bottom of clog
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). "Benkei: a large and powerful mountain priest who became the faithful retainer of the medieval hero Yoshitsune." (Bushell)
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
width 4.1 centimeters and height 4.5 centimeters
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