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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-7653
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090007653
Alternate number:
5-363 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.2384
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke: man visible only from the waist up with the rest of body hidden in gourd-like form. Obsidian eyes. By Masakazu. Height: 3.4 cm
Donor:
Estate of Geraldine C. and Kernan Robson
Collection place:
Japan
Culture or time period:
Japanese
Maker or artist:
Masakazu
Collector:
Geraldine C. Robson
Collection date:
before 1940
Materials:
Ivory (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 3.4 centimeters
Comment:
Stolen 1981, Returned by UCPD 5/27/81
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