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Model of a coaster
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is a good example of the skills of Japanese modelmakers. It also serves as an illustration of the period in Japanese history when ships were small to prohibit sailors from sailing to another country.

History of the Object
This model was made for Siebold by an unknown craftsman.

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Type
Other 
Materials
wood, hemp, cotton, iron 
Measurements
Width 44 cm. Height 70 cm. Length 79 cm.  
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Japan 
Geography
Japan 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century; 1820s 
Function
educational 
Acquisition
The work is part of the Siebold Collection. Collected by Philipp Franz von Siebold in Japan, between 1823 and 1830. The ethnographical objects in the collection became part of the collection of the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden when Siebold sold his collection to the Dutch Government 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, on long term loan 
Museum
Japanmuseum SieboldHuis 
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