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Netsuke in the Shape of an Awabi Shell
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Netsuke in the Shape of an Awabi Shell


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A carved ivory netsuke in the shape of an awabi shell with a piece of annularia on the outside. Some perforations on the outside edge.
Exhibitions
  • Netsuke: Miniature Sculpture of Japan. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Hidemasa
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
early 19th century (Edo)
Medium
ivory, annularia
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.1003
Measurements
1 5/16 x 1 3/4 in. (3.3 x 4.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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