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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-7916
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
3-44 (original number), 4-156 (original number), and 5-125 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.2384
Object count:
2
Description:
netsuke: kagami-buta form. figure with back to viewer holds book and reads by light of a bag of fireflies. 4.7 cm.
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:
Ivory (material) and Metal
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 4.7 centimeters
Legacy documentation: