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Bead

Museum number:
9-12519
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090012519
Alternate number:
3915 (previous number (Design Dept.))
Accession number:
Acc.3032
Object count:
1
Description:
Ojime: Metal, openwork, oblong bead. Metal tube for cord hole. Small geometric border at cord holes, two wide bands of diamonds-within-circle designs. Middle band of floral design w/ remnants of red, yellow, olive-green, and emerald green enamel. Depressions in metal are dark. L. 2.1 cm.
Donor:
Design Department (UC Berkeley)
Collection place:
Japan
Verbatim coll. place:
Japan
Culture or time period:
Japanese
Collector:
Albert M. Bender
Collection date:
before 1933
Materials:
Metal
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1974
Context of use:
Sliding bead used to tighten the cords between the netsuke and inro.
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
length 2.1 centimeters
Legacy documentation: