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Musician: O.34A-1938

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Netsuke: katabori: musician. Sandalwood, carved. Smiling figure of a musician, bending forward with his head tilted to one side. Under his left arm heholds a tsuzumi (drum) which he plays with his right hand. His flat hat is tied under his chin and the angular folds of his kimono are finely carved. The himotoshi is on the back of the kimono.

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.6 cm
Width: 3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1938-10-17) by Ramsey, A. S.


Edo Period (1615-1868)
19th Century
Circa 1800 - 1868

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Sandalwood, carved

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.34A-1938
Primary reference Number: 22133
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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