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Japanese netsuke, the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove

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An image of Netsuke: katabori: Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove. Gyokkosai, Edo Period (Japanese). The seven sages, one holding a fan, one a book and one an open scroll, all with finely incised and decorated robes gather under the finely carved, tall, tiered bamboo trees. The arrangement forms a natural himotoshi. Ivory, carved, incised and stained, height, whole, 5.0 cm, width, whole, 2.7 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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Netsuke: katabori: Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove. Gyokkosai, Edo Period (Japanese). The seven sages, one holding a fan, one a book and one an open scroll, all with finely incised and decorated robes gather under the finely carved, tall, tiered bamboo trees. The arrangement forms a natural himotoshi. Ivory, carved, incised and stained, height, whole, 5.0 cm, width, whole, 2.7 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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  • Accession Number: O.76-1991
  • 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: 700 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 567.02kB
  • Exposure time: 1/30
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2000:01:01 01:43:00

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19th Century bamboo bamboo groves bamboo shoots books carved Edo Period fans Fitz_AA groups Gyokkosai himotoshi incised ivory Japanese katabori male netsuke robes sage sages scrolls seven sages stained

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