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Japanese katabori, rat-catcher

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An image of Netsuke. Katabori. Rat-catcher. Unknown maker, Japan. Figure of a robed rat-catcher crouching over his grain-measure and grimacing as the rat scampers over his back. Incised and stained details. Himotoshi through the back of the grain-measure. Ivory, carved, incised and stained, height, whole, 3.8 cm, width, whole, 4.5 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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Netsuke. Katabori. Rat-catcher. Unknown maker, Japan. Figure of a robed rat-catcher crouching over his grain-measure and grimacing as the rat scampers over his back. Incised and stained details. Himotoshi through the back of the grain-measure. Ivory, carved, incised and stained, height, whole, 3.8 cm, width, whole, 4.5 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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  • Accession Number: O.72-1991
  • 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: 808 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 449.24kB
  • Exposure time: 1/30
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2000:01:02 00:03:49

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19th Century animal animals carved crouched crouching Edo Period faces facial expressions Fitz_AA grimace grimacing himotoshi hunting incised ivory Japanese katabori male netsuke rat catcher rats robed robes rodent rodents stained trapper trapping

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