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Museum number:
9-12549
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Alternate number:
3903 (previous number (Design Dept.))
Accession number:
Acc.3032
Object count:
4
Description:
Inro, netsuke, ojime: possibly models, or souvenirs. The inro (a) is a tiny, square wood case of two pieces. Simple decoration of branch in sprinkled gold lacquer, w/ inlaid mother-of-pearl 'blossom' on one side, and two blossoms on the other side. Red lacquer signature at one end. Light coat of lacquer on interior. Hidden cord guides. Thin braided grey cord. Netsuke (b) carved of ivory representing a lean dog, front paws upon a human skull. Dark inlaid eyes. Hole thru middle; ie prob. is an ojime, not netsuke. Ojime (c) a red coral (?) bead. L. (a) 4cm.; (b) 2.5 cm.; (c) Dia. 1.4 cm.
Donor:
Design Department (UC Berkeley)
Collection place:
Japan
Culture or time period:
Japanese
Collector:
Albert M. Bender
Collection date:
before 1933
Materials:
Coral (material), Gold (metal), Ivory (material), and Wood (plant material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements and 5.7 Gifts, Novelties, Models, Reproductions (excluding currency), Commemorative Medals, and Forgeries
Accession date:
1974
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
c— diameter 1.4 centimeters, b— length 2.5 centimeters, and a— length 4 centimeters
Legacy documentation: