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Netsuke: katabori: Monkey-trainer. Unknown maker, Japan. Ivory, carved and stained. Figure of a man (sarumawashi) seated, leaning his right arm on a barrel and resting his left hand on his left knee, his small monkey climbing up his back. Himotoshi on the underside. Ivory, carved and stained, height, whole, 2.9 cm, width, whole, 3.5 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).