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Netsuke: O.1-1908

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Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

A Shishi Chinese Buddhist lion, with a ball in its mouth and emerging from a series of different sized balls. Made from stained and carved ivory

Legal notes

Purchased from W. C. Weight, Brighton

Measurements and weight

Height: 2 cm
Width: 4.5 cm

Relative size of this object

4.5 cm2 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1908) by Weight, W. C.

School or Style

Japanese

Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carved
Staining

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.1-1908
Primary reference Number: 201379
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 27 May 2015 Updated: Monday 13 May 2019 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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