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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-18792
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090018792
Accession number:
Acc.4571
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke; wood, abstract figure of man, with large belly, wearing green robe, and holding fan with red-striped handle in right hand; flat bottom; signature on back; Hotei figure; H 5.4 cm X W 3.0 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:
Wood (plant material)
Person depicted:
Hotei (Japanese deity)
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). Hotei = "A god with a pot belly; one of the Seven Deities of Fortune.
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
height 5.4 centimeters and width 3 centimeters
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