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Netsuke

Museum number:
9-18806
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.4571
Object count:
1
Description:
Netsuke; Hotei (a God with a fat belly) standing, with sack behind him; small drummer boys (karatio ?) at each foot; boy and right holding drum and drumstick, boy on left holding drumstick only; boy seated on man's shoulders, feet draped over Hotei's shoulders; holding drum in left hand and drumstick in right hand; signed underneath sack; H 7.5 cm X W 4.5 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)
Person depicted:
Hotei (Japanese deity)
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).
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
width 4.5 centimeters and height 7.5 centimeters
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