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Woman with attendant: O.87-1991

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Woman with attendant






Netsuke: katabori: Woman with attendant. Wood, carved and stained. Figure group of a woman, standing, with an attendant behind her carrying a paper lantern. The woman wearing a hat and robes, the attendant's robes incised with foliage. Natural himotoshi formed between the bodies.


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: 5.1 cm
Width: 2.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1800 - 1868

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work


Materials used in production

Wood (plant material)

Techniques used in production

Carving : Wood, carved, incised and stained

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.87-1991
Primary reference Number: 22434
Old object number: JAPWA/786
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Audit data

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

Associated departments & institutions

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

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