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Maker(s):Tomomasa
Culture:Japanese
Title:Two men playing go
Date Made:19th century
Type:Netsuke/Inro/Ojima
Materials:Ivory; carved with pigment
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Overall: 1 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 in; 3.5 cm x 4.4 cm x 2.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION/SIGNATURE: bottom: [Japanese character, Tomomasa.
Accession Number:  MH 1986.30.86
Credit Line:William Richter Collection, Gift of Margaret Ruth Richter (Class of 1939)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Japanese netsuke. Two men playing go. One middle-age man, dressed as a daimyo in a robe with Manji patterns, touches his head with his right hand. The other an old man with long beard is putting a go-stone on the game board. One hole on the side of the table and the other at the bottom for functional use. The feet of both men are visible at the bottom.

Tags:
games; leisure

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