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Japanese netsuke, Raiden seated with his drum, by Masakazu

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An image of Netsuke: katabori: Raiden seated with his drum. Masakazu, Edo Period, 19th century, Japan. Scowling, unshaven figure of Raiden seated on a cloud, his left arm resting on his thunder drum, his hand supporting his head; his right arm around his leg, his bag hanging at his waist. Fine incising and black ink details to tiger-skin loin cloth and leggings. His eyes are of ivory with dark pupils; his drum with two bands of raised, shiny black beading. Himotoshi at the rear of the drum and cloud. Wood, carved, incised with inalid decoration and ink detailing, height, whole, 3.1 cm, width, whole, 4.3 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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Netsuke: katabori: Raiden seated with his drum. Masakazu, Edo Period, 19th century, Japan. Scowling, unshaven figure of Raiden seated on a cloud, his left arm resting on his thunder drum, his hand supporting his head; his right arm around his leg, his bag hanging at his waist. Fine incising and black ink details to tiger-skin loin cloth and leggings. His eyes are of ivory with dark pupils; his drum with two bands of raised, shiny black beading. Himotoshi at the rear of the drum and cloud. Wood, carved, incised with inalid decoration and ink detailing, height, whole, 3.1 cm, width, whole, 4.3 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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  • Accession Number: O.59-1991
  • 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: 751 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 89.78kB
  • Exposure time: 1/30
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2000:01:01 04:15:34

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19th Century carved clouds drummer drums Edo Period faces facial expressions Fitz_AA frown frowning god of thunder gods himotoshi incised inlaid inlay Japanese katabori Masakazu music musical instruments netsuke Raiden scowling seated sitting thunder god wood wooden

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