Netsuke in form of Tanuki the badger

Made:
1701-1900 in Japan
maker:
Unknown

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Various japanese netsuke. Netsuke are toggle-like ornaments. They hang objects such as medicine boxes or tobacco
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Various japanese netsuke. Netsuke are toggle-like ornaments. They hang objects such as medicine boxes or tobacco
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Ivory netsuke, in the form of Tanuki the badger, beating on his grossly distended stomach, Japanese, 1701-1900

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A641197
Materials:
complete and ivory
type:
netsuke costume (personal accessories), ethnography (general) and badgers, costume (personal accessories), ethnography (general) and netsuke
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
credit:
Glendining

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