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Netsuke: O.303-2008

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Carver: Unknown




Ivory, Saru Kani Kassen, the battle of monkey and crab, began by exchanging sly monkeys persimmon stone and the crab rice cake, and ended by victory of the crab and its allies, an egg, a bee, a piece of seaweed and a mortar. A monkey head, a crab and a bee, the monkey is wearing a hat like a persimmon’s leaf. The eyes are inlaid with glass.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Dr. Roy Hull

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2008-11-24) by Hull, Roy, Dr


20th Century, Late#
1970 CE - 2000 CE

Components of the work

Eyes composed of glass ( inlaid)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: O.303-2008
Primary reference Number: 190450
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 12 December 2012 Updated: Wednesday 12 December 2012 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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