Skip to main content

Okimono: O.338-2008

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Carver: Unknown




Ivory, a hero figure standing and holding up the Goban, the checker board for Go game with his raised right arm, his left arm grabbing the neck of one of the Go player standing, his opponent sitting on the floor as if he is separating the two fighting players. The 180 white pieces and 181 black pieces of Go falling off the Goban and on the clothes of three men. The two round boxes for Go pieces tipped off and the game counter are all on the floor. Black Go pieces are horn.


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


19th Century, Late#
1870 CE - 1900 CE

Components of the work

Part composed of horn ( black Go pieces)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: O.338-2008
Primary reference Number: 193205
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Wednesday 30 January 2013 Updated: Wednesday 30 January 2013 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "okimono" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-12-04 10:20:03

Citation for Wikipedia

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

{{cite web|url= |title=okimono |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-12-04 10:20:03|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:

More objects and works of art you might like


Accession Number: O.177-2008


Accession Number: O.315-2008


Accession Number: O.5-1901


Accession Number: MAR.O.102-1912

Sign up for updates

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