Okimono, or ornament, in the form of a devil throwing beans at the Setsubun festival

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  • Title

    Okimono, or ornament, in the form of a devil throwing beans at the Setsubun festival

  • Artist/maker

    Tomomasa (born 1848, active 2nd half of the 19th century) (carver)
  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 19th century
  • Material and technique

    ivory, with carved decoration, and stained with pigment

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    5 x 2.3 x 2.5 cm (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1956.1734

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Glossary of terms

Setsubun

okimono

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. 43 on p. 34, illus. p. 34

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