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Tobacco case

Museum number:
9-12557a-d
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm210912557a@2dd
Alternate number:
3243 (previous number (Albert Bender’s number)) and 3893 (previous number (Design Dept.))
Accession number:
Acc.3032 and Acc.3032.05
Object count:
4
Description:
Tobacco case, pipe holder, and ojime: The tobacco case (a) is of soft, coarse grained dark brown wood carved to resemble an owl. Wings in relief, feathers incised. The rest is smooth and simple. Bottom flat, portion cut out and reglued to facilitate the hollowing out of the interior. The face (b) is of lighter, harder wood, serves as ‘lid’, hinged by the cord. Prominent beak, inlaid mother of pearl eyes, gouged lines representing feathers. The pipe holder (c) is carved of dark wood in form of standing man with arms stretched above head, mouth agape. Back side hollowed out. Key hole in base. The ojime (d) is of red, mold formed lacquer, design depicting phoenix and lion-dog (shishi).
Donor:
Design Department (UC Berkeley)
Collection place:
Japan
Verbatim coll. place:
Japan
Collector:
Albert M. Bender
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1974
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
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