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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-7581
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090007581
Alternate number:
3-210 (original number), 4-370 (original number), and 5-347 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.2384
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke: Man with horns clinging to a tree stump, his hair blowing. Branch of coral in front of him.
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:
Bone (material)
Person depicted:
Futen (Japanese deity)
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 6.7 centimeters
Comment:
Per Robeson Accession File: In old brown wood, a man clinging to a tree stump and his hair blowing, as in a wind storm, a branch of coral before him. Coral is used by them sometimes to indicate the tropical south seas, where the monsoons sweep and whirl. Futen, the God of the Wind, caught in his own wind storm. One horn showing. He always has oni horns.
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