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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-18816
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090018816
Accession number:
Acc.4571
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke; Daruma (Nuigro ?); abstract seated figure of man huddled under robe; inlaid metal eyes; child hiding behind his back; signature on base; H 3.3 cm X W 2.9 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:
Ivory (material) and Metal
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). Daruma: "Indian Buddhist missionary (Bodhidharma) credited with introducing Zen practices to Japan. He is ridiculed in netsuke for his interminable meditations.
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
width 2.9 centimeters and height 3.3 centimeters
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