Skip to main content

Japanese netsuke, a flock of swallows flying over a clam shell

Image attached to O.140-2008

An image of Netsuke. A flock of swallows flying over a clam shell covered with nine barnacles. Unknown maker, Japan. Ivory, all the eyes are inlaid with horn.

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

About this image

Netsuke. A flock of swallows flying over a clam shell covered with nine barnacles. Unknown maker, Japan. Ivory, all the eyes are inlaid with horn.

Image data

  • Accession Number: O.140-2008
  • 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: 683 pixels
  • Image width: 1023 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
  • Filesize: 74.77kB
  • Exposure time: 1/30
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2000:01:04 04:16:28

Key words

_WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC _WF_OPAC_pending carved clam shell clams Fitz_AA ivory Japanese netsuke sea shell seashells shellfish shells

Colours in this image

rgb(114,84,52), rgb(179,151,109), rgb(226,225,226), rgb(125,106,86), rgb(100,98,89), rgb(200,187,167), rgb(172,164,156), rgb(162,162,158), rgb(187,187,188), rgb(176,140,76), rgb(192,144,72)

Citation for print

This page can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Japanese netsuke, a flock of swallows flying over a clam shell " Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/image/media-59208261 Accessed: 2024-07-17 14:31:22

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this page on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/image/media-59208261 |title=Japanese netsuke, a flock of swallows flying over a clam shell |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-07-17 14:31:22|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/images/media-2096488428

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/portfolio/F25982D9_7CB9_CFFF_028E_8BBFC531887C/649/461/large_O_140_2008_3_mas.jpg"
        alt="netsuke"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Japanese netsuke, a flock of swallows flying over a clam shell </figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...