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Japanese netsuke, Oni seated in a bath tub, by Hanayama

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An image of Netsuke: katabori: Oni seated in a bath tub. Hanayama, Edo Period (1603-1868), Japan. An oni sitting in a bath tub drying his back with a towel. Facial features are wide and the mouth is pulled into a grimace. He has two horns on top of his head, a bald central patch and long hair. Himotoshi on the underside. Wood, carved with inalid decoration, height, whole, 3.5 cm, width, whole, 3.5 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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Netsuke: katabori: Oni seated in a bath tub. Hanayama, Edo Period (1603-1868), Japan. An oni sitting in a bath tub drying his back with a towel. Facial features are wide and the mouth is pulled into a grimace. He has two horns on top of his head, a bald central patch and long hair. Himotoshi on the underside. Wood, carved with inalid decoration, height, whole, 3.5 cm, width, whole, 3.5 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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  • Accession Number: O.58-1991
  • 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: 847 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 551.56kB
  • Exposure time: 1/30
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2000:01:01 03:30:24

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19th Century ablutions bath tub bather bathing carved demons devils Edo Period emotional emotions faces facial expressions Fitz_AA grimace grimacing Hanayama horned horns inlaid inlay Japanese netsuke oni seated sitting towel washing wood wooden

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