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Japanese katabori, rat-catcher, by Tomomitsu

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An image of Netsuke: katabori. Rat-catcher. Tomomitsu, Edo Period, 19th century, Japan. Crouching figure of a rat catcher with a cunning expression on his face, wearing a loin cloth and holding his box trap; the rat sits on his right shoulder. Natural himotoshi formed by his arms and legs. Ivory, carved and stained, height, whole, 3.7 cm, width, whole, 3.4 cm, circa 1800. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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Netsuke: katabori. Rat-catcher. Tomomitsu, Edo Period, 19th century, Japan. Crouching figure of a rat catcher with a cunning expression on his face, wearing a loin cloth and holding his box trap; the rat sits on his right shoulder. Natural himotoshi formed by his arms and legs. Ivory, carved and stained, height, whole, 3.7 cm, width, whole, 3.4 cm, circa 1800. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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  • Accession Number: O.64-1991
  • 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: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 891 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 490.07kB
  • Exposure time: 1/30
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2000:01:02 00:19:06

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19th Century carved crouched crouching Edo Period Fitz_AA himotoshi hunting ivory Japanese katabori loin cloth male netsuke rat catcher rats stained Tomomitsu trapper trapping

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