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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Japanese (19th century)
Title:Netsuke
Date Made:19th century
Type:Netsuke/Inro/Ojima
Materials:wood
Measurements:Overall: 1 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in x 1 1/8 in; 2.7 cm x 5.2 cm x 2.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1959.21
Credit Line:Gift of Susan D. Bliss
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Description:
Netsuke in the form of of the head of dried sardine, or Iwashi- a charm used in Japan to prevent the return of demons after the expulsion on New Year's Eve.

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