Netsuke in the form of Sennin, a Daoist immortalOn display
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Netsuke in the form of Sennin, a Daoist immortal
Material and technique
ivory, with carved decoration, and stained with pigment
Material indexorganic animal tooth mammal tooth ivory
Dimensions11.1 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by C. W. Christie Miller, 1959.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
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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. 7 on p. 14, illus. p. 14