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Two oni eating and drinking: O.60-1991

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Two oni eating and drinking

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Netsuke: katabori: Two oni eating and drinking. Ivory, carved and stained. Two oni crouching as they eat and drink. One with a bottle and drinking sake out of a cup resting his left hand on the other oni's knee. The other eating food from a box with his right hand on the oni's shoulder. Both figures with two horns, bald heads, wavy hair, grimacing faces with finely incised features and black ink details. Natural himotoshi formed by arms and legs.

Notes

History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.8 cm
Width: 4.3 cm

Relative size of this object

4.3 cm3.8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

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

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Components of the work

Detailing composed of black ink
Decoration

Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved, incised and stained, with black ink detailing

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.60-1991
Primary reference Number: 22319
Old object number: JAPWA/720
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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