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Japanese netsuke, sleeping Shojo, by Hokutei

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An image of Netsuke: katabori. Sleeping Shojo. Hokutei, Edo Period (1603-1868), Japan. Figure of Shojo curled up and sleeping, her head and hands resting on a double gourd flask, the stalk forming the himotoshi. Details of her hair and costume finely incised. Wood, finely carved, incised and stained, height, whole, 2.6 cm, width, whole, 3.9 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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Netsuke: katabori. Sleeping Shojo. Hokutei, Edo Period (1603-1868), Japan. Figure of Shojo curled up and sleeping, her head and hands resting on a double gourd flask, the stalk forming the himotoshi. Details of her hair and costume finely incised. Wood, finely carved, incised and stained, height, whole, 2.6 cm, width, whole, 3.9 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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  • Accession Number: O.68-1991
  • 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: 790 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 90.62kB
  • Exposure time: 1/30
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2000:01:03 22:52:24

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19th Century asleep carved curled curls Edo Period female Fitz_AA gourd himotoshi hokutei incised Japanese katabori netsuke sleeping sleepy slumber stained woman wooden

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