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Japanese katabori, Sennin Tekkai, by Chogetsu

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An image of Netsuke: katabori: Sennin Tekkai. Chogetsu, Edo Period (1603-1868). Figure of Sennin Tekkai as an old beggar holding a staff in his right hand, barefoot and wearing a cloak made of leaves revealing his ribs, blowing his spirit into space through his open mouth. He is seated on a gourd. The details are finely carved and incised. Himotoshi on the underside. Ivory, carved, incised and stained, height, whole, 4.0 cm, width, whole, 3.5 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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Netsuke: katabori: Sennin Tekkai. Chogetsu, Edo Period (1603-1868). Figure of Sennin Tekkai as an old beggar holding a staff in his right hand, barefoot and wearing a cloak made of leaves revealing his ribs, blowing his spirit into space through his open mouth. He is seated on a gourd. The details are finely carved and incised. Himotoshi on the underside. Ivory, carved, incised and stained, height, whole, 4.0 cm, width, whole, 3.5 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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  • Accession Number: O.85-1991
  • 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: 1030 pixels
  • Image width: 876 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 489.62kB
  • Exposure time: 1/30
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2000:01:01 03:34:34

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19th Century beggar beggars begging cape carved Chogetsu cloak Edo Period Fitz_AA gourd himotoshi immortal immortality incised ivory Japanese katabori leafy leaves male man netsuke old man seated sennin Sennin Tekkai sitting staffs stained

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