Netsuke in form of skeleton holding fan and Tanuki the badger

Made:
1701-1900 in Japan
maker:
Unknown

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Left: Ivory netsuke, in the form of a skeleton leaning on a corn stalk with a rabbit nibbling at its elbow, Japanese,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Ivory netsuke, in the form of a skeleton, holding a fan in one hand and Tanuki the badger in the other, Japanese, 1701-1900

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A641364
Materials:
complete, ivory
type:
netsuke, anatomy (specimens), costume (personal accessories), ethnography (japanese), anatomy (specimens), badgers, costume (personal accessories), ethnography (japanese), fans, netsuke, peaches, skeletons
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
credit:
Glendining
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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