Netsuke, toggle of ivory

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made in Japan

Postcard of Netsuke, toggle of ivory.
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Netsuke, toggle of ivory

This ivory netsuke is of a fox disguised as an old lady with children hiding under her skirts. A netsuke is used to fasten an inro, a lacquered container, which hung from the sash of a man's kimono. They became miniature art forms in their own right.

This netsuke is of the fox, messenger to Inari, the rice god He is disguised as an old woman and children play under her skirts at the base of the pillar. There are no himetoshi in this netsuke making it a pseudo netsuke or just a small ornament.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-121-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1946.318
Date: 19th century
Material: Ivory
Dimensions: 2.38" H
What: Okimono
Subject: Netsuke / ivory
Where: Japan
Description: Okimono of carved ivory, two boys hiding close to a stone pedestal with the image of Inari fox: Japan, 19th century
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