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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-18817
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.4571
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke; Jurojin ("one of the Seven Happy Gods. He is the god of Longevity, and is often protrayed [sic, portrayed] with a turtle or crane." [Bushell, p. 249]; seated man with long beard; deer warapped [sic, wrapped] around his feet; signed on bottom; H 4.0 cm X W 3.7 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:
Jurojin
Inscription:
signed on bottom
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). cf pl. 4, p. 90, Bushell, Raymond, _Netsuke: Familiar and Unfamiliar_
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
width 3.7 centimeters and height 4 centimeters
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