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Netsuke of a monkey-trainer, by Miwa

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An image of Netsuke/katabori. Miwa, maker, Japan. A sarumawashi (monkey-trainer) clad in a robe, his head covered, seated and grimacing with pain as the monkey climbing on his back pulls at his right ear. He grasps the monkey's paw with his right hand as he tries to release the monkey's grip. Himotoshi at the back amid his robes. Dark wood, finely carved, height, whole, 3.9 cm, width, whole, 3.4 cm, circa 1700-1800. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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Netsuke/katabori. Miwa, maker, Japan. A sarumawashi (monkey-trainer) clad in a robe, his head covered, seated and grimacing with pain as the monkey climbing on his back pulls at his right ear. He grasps the monkey's paw with his right hand as he tries to release the monkey's grip. Himotoshi at the back amid his robes. Dark wood, finely carved, height, whole, 3.9 cm, width, whole, 3.4 cm, circa 1700-1800. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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  • Accession Number: O.69-1991
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 100
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Image Library; Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 854 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.3 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 103.59kB
  • Exposure time: 1/30
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2000:01:01 05:06:32

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18th Century animal carved chimp Edo Period Fitz_AA Japanese katabori male monkeys netsuke robes sarumawashi trainer wood wooden

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