AB XX 59


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  • AB 926 d Netsuke (front)
  • AB 926 a Netsuke (front)
  • AB 228 Netsuke (front)
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  • AB XX 59 Netsuke Beads
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  • AB 36 d Oni Netsuke

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AB XX 59

This thin gold cord is strung with four miniature netsuke beads and tied in a knot at the bottom. The carvings consist of (from bottom to top): a brown mouse curled up in a ball with its tail wrapped around itself; a round-faced, pudgy child with his arms and legs wrapped around the cord, his right arm higher than his left; a stern-looking monkey in the same position as the child; and a white bird, carved more roughly than the others, positioned so that the cord goes through the top of its head to under its tail. This would have probably been used as a kimono fastener to hold the front pieces together.

Donated by Mrs. S. L. Magoun, 1960.
AB XX 59 Netsuke Beads