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Netsuke in the form of two men playing wind instruments

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia Japan (place of creation)
    Date
    late 18th century
    Material and technique
    ivory, with carved decoration
    Dimensions
    4.3 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm max. (height x width x depth)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
    Accession no.
    EA1956.3218
  • Further reading

    Impey, Oliver, Japanese Netsuke in Oxford: From the Ashmolean Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, and the Museum of the History of Science (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1987), no. 12 on p. 17, illus. p. 17

Glossary

netsuke

  • netsuke

    The netsuke is a form of toggle that was used to secure personal items suspended on cords from the kimono sash. These items included purses, medicine cases or tobacco paraphernalia.

Location

    • Second floor | Room 35 | West Meets East

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