Netsuke in form of stylised human skull

Made:
1701-1900 in Japan

Wooden netsuke, in the form of a stylised human skull with teeth but no mandible, Japanese, 1701-1900

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A641309
Materials:
complete and wood
type:
netsuke, anatomy (specimens), costume (personal accessories), ethnography (japanese), anatomy (specimens), costume (personal accessories), ethnography (japanese), netsuke, skull and teeth
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust