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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-7481
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090007481
Accession number:
Acc.2384
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke: figure, probably an octopus, wearing robe. Obsidian eyes. tentacles carved with holes.
Donor:
Estate of Geraldine C. and Kernan Robson
Collection place:
Japan
Culture or time period:
Japanese
Collector:
Geraldine C. Robson
Collection date:
before 1940
Materials:
Antler (material) and Obsidian
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
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 5.1 centimeters
Comment:
donor base/stand marked with catalog number LW 2015-10-29
Legacy documentation: