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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):||Mitsu saku (made by) and Kakihan|
|Title:||The twelve animals of the zodiac|
|Date Made:||19th century|
|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, Kōsaku].|
|Accession Number: ||MH 1986.30.7|
|Credit Line:||William Richter Collection, Gift of Margaret Ruth Richter (Class of 1939)||
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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