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Sennin Tekkai: O.85-1991

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Titles

Sennin Tekkai

Maker(s)

Chogetsu

Description

Netsuke: katabori: Sennin Tekkai. Ivory, carved and stained. Figure of Sennin Tekkai as an old beggar holding a staff in his right hand, barefoot and wearing a cloak made of leaves revealing his ribs, blowing his spirit into space through his open mouth. He is seated on a gourd. The details are finely carved and incised. Himotoshi on the underside.

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: 4.0 cm
Width: 3.5 cm

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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

Components of the work

Decoration Parts

Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved, incised and stained

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.85-1991
Primary reference Number: 22430
Old object number: JAPWA/744
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 13 May 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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