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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):Jusen
Culture:Japanese
Title:Oni tying treasure bag
Date Made:19th century
Type:Netsuke
Materials:Wood; carved with pigment
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Overall: 1 5/8 in x 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 4.1 cm x 2.2 cm x 3.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: front of the bag: [Japanese character, Kan nin]; INSCRIPTION/SIGNATURE: bottom: [Japanese character, Jusen].
Accession Number:  MH 1986.30.65
Credit Line:William Richter Collection, Gift of Margaret Ruth Richter (Class of 1939)
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Description:
Japanese netsuke. A little figure (Oni, or demon) tyrping up a bulbous treasure bag with two Japanese character inscribed on the front. Two holes at the bottom of the bag for functional use.

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