AB 90-5

Folk Toys and Games

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Manekineko Did you know?

What is it?
What is it made of?
plaster, rhinestone
Where is it from?
Tokyo, Japan
When was it made?
Object ID
AB 90-5

This manekineko is made of gold-painted plaster with rhinestones that accentuate certain features. There are multicolored rhinestones on both inner ears, green rhinestones on the eyes, pink heart rhinestones on the collar, pink rhinestones on the claws, and a border of white rhinestones around a multicolored rhinestone center on the coin. The cat's eyelashes and whiskers are drawn or painted on in black. The collar is made of a metallic material with a bow and heart charm. The same metallic material also surrounds the coin. The manekineko's left paw is raised, and holds the coin with its right. There is a slot on the back of the head so that the cat can also serve as a piggy bank. There is a label on the base that explains the significance of the manekineko.

Purchased by the Children's Museum, 1990
AB 90-5 Bejeweled Manekineko (front)