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Model of a merchant's house
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is a good example of the skills of craftsmen of the period. It also shows the thoroughness of the collector.

History of the Object
That which was too large to transport Siebold had replicated in scale. This is one of many models Siebold ordered from Japanese craftsmen.

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Type
Other 
Materials
wood, straw, paper, chalk 
Measurements
Width 137 cm. Height 83,5 cm. Length 121 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; 1820-1829 
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 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, on long-term loan 
Museum
Japanmuseum SieboldHuis 
Credit line
 

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