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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-7620
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
5-274 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.2384
Object count:
2
Description:
Kagami-buta netsuke: all metal, with inlaid silver design, and, on the cover, depiction of a man seated, watching the flight of a bird over a swamp.
Donor:
Estate of Geraldine C. and Kernan Robson
Collection place:
Japan
Culture or time period:
Japanese
Collector:
Geraldine C. Robson
Collection date:
before 1940
Materials:
Iron (metal), Metal, and Silver (metal)
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 4.4 centimeters
Legacy documentation: