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Japanese netsuke, rat-catcher, by Masakazu

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An image of Netsuke: katabori: Rat catcher. Masakazu, Edo Period, 19th century, Japan. Figure of an angry rat catcher half-nude crouching over a grain-measure holding a large club in his right hand and looking at the rat escaping over his left shoulder. The rat with finely incised details and black eyes, the man with a shaven head and his hair scraped into a bun; his tongue and eyes are tinted red. Himotoshi through the back of the grain-measure. Ivory, finely carved, incised and stained, height, whole, 2.6 cm, width, whole, 3.7 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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Netsuke: katabori: Rat catcher. Masakazu, Edo Period, 19th century, Japan. Figure of an angry rat catcher half-nude crouching over a grain-measure holding a large club in his right hand and looking at the rat escaping over his left shoulder. The rat with finely incised details and black eyes, the man with a shaven head and his hair scraped into a bun; his tongue and eyes are tinted red. Himotoshi through the back of the grain-measure. Ivory, finely carved, incised and stained, height, whole, 2.6 cm, width, whole, 3.7 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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  • Accession Number: O.67-1991
  • 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: 800 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 78.06kB
  • Exposure time: 1/30
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2000:01:02 00:28:29

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19th Century anger angry animal animals carved club crouched crouching Edo Period emotional emotions faces facial expressions Fitz_AA incised ivory Japanese male Masakazu netsuke rage rat catcher rats rodent rodents seated sitting stained

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