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Dancer: O.73-1991

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Titles

Dancer

Maker(s)

Rakumin

Description

Netsuke: katabori: Dancer. Ivory carved and stained. Smiling figure of a dancer wearing a kimono and a hat tied beneath his chin and holding a drum under his left arm. His hair and features are stained for effect. Himotoshi at the back.

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: 3.7 cm
Width: 2.6 cm

Relative size of this object

2.6 cm3.7 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)
Circa 1800 - 1868

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved and stained
Staining

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.73-1991
Primary reference Number: 22368
Old object number: JAPWA/711
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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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