Netsuke in the form of two men playing wind instrumentsOn display
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Netsuke in the form of two men playing wind instruments
Datelate 18th century
Material and technique
ivory, with carved decoration
Dimensions4.3 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 35 | West meets East
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Glossary of terms
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.
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