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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-7599
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090007599
Alternate number:
5-40 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.2384
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke: bald smiling man standing with huge skull. Characters inscribed on skull. By Kosen. Height: 3.6 cm
Donor:
Estate of Geraldine C. and Kernan Robson
Collection place:
Japan
Production place:
Ōsaka Prefecture, Kansai region
Culture or time period:
Edo period (1603-1868)
Maker or artist:
Kōsen
Collector:
Geraldine C. Robson
Collection date:
before 1940
Materials:
Ivory (material) (dark ivory)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Production date:
1800-1868
Accession date:
1968
Context of use:
Toggle to be attached to the end of a cord and thrust through the sash of a kimono for the support of a purse, pouch or lacquer box.
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
height 3.6 centimeters
Comment:
netsuke just like this one, if not this one, published plate XLVII no. 178, F.M. Jonas, Netsuke, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Tokyo, (reprint) 1960.
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