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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-18826
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.4571
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke; standing man with long goatee, wooden staff in right hand; left hand at chin level with open palm facing upwards; ribs showing through skin; inlaid black eyes; long hair turning into leaves from shoulder to waist; H 11.9 cm X W 3.4 cm
Donor:
Dorothy Campbell Tompkins
Collection place:
Japan
Verbatim coll. place:
Japan
Culture or time period:
Japanese
Collector:
Dorothy Campbell Tompkins and John Barr Tompkins
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Ivory (material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Context of use:
A toggle or device attached to the end of a cord or rope to keep it from slipping; cord thrust under the sash of a kimono to support purse pouch, box, or basket (in absence of pockets).
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
width 3.4 centimeters and height 11.9 centimeters
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