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Maker(s):Mitsu saku (made by) and Kakihan
Culture:Japanese
Title:The twelve animals of the zodiac
Date Made:19th century
Type:Netsuke
Materials:Ivory; carved with pigment
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Overall: 1 1/4 in x 1 7/16 in x 1 13/16 in; 3.2 cm x 3.7 cm x 4.6 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION/SIGNATURE: bottom: [Japanese character, KĊsaku].
Accession Number:  MH 1986.30.7
Credit Line:William Richter Collection, Gift of Margaret Ruth Richter (Class of 1939)
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Description:
Japanese netsuke. A cluster of tightly packed twelve animals of the zodiac: rat, ox, tiger, hare, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and boar.

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