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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-7704
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090007704
Alternate number:
5-65 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.2384
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke: boy seated; sticking out his tongue and pointing finger toward his eye (this gesture is called Bekkako, the pulling down of the lower eyelid). Holds demon mask, in right hand, behind him. Made of wood inlaid with ivory-lined himetoshi. Signed by Shugetsu.
Donor:
Estate of Geraldine C. and Kernan Robson
Collection place:
Japan
Production place:
Ōsaka Prefecture, Kansai region and Tokyo Metropolis, South Kanto, Kanto region
Culture or time period:
Japanese
Maker or artist:
Shūgetsu
Collector:
Geraldine C. Robson
Collection date:
before 1940
Materials:
Wood (plant material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Production date:
1800-1868
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 3.3 centimeters
Legacy documentation: