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Netsuke
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is astonishing, given how small this netsuke is, that the artist was able to achieve such an astonishing level detail. It is a wonderful example of Japanese ivory carving.

History of the Object
Netsuke are small sculptures which originated in Japan in the 17th century.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Ivory 
Measurements
Width 3 cm. Height 2.5 cm. Length 4.5 cm.  
Creator name
Yukimitsu 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Japan 
Geography
Japan 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century; 1800-1899 
Function
Netsuke are small sculptures which originated in Japan in the 17th century. They were used as toggles to firmly close small containers called inro. 
Acquisition
The sculpture was part of the R.W.Lloyd Bequest which was donated to the Manchester Museum in 1958. Lloyd was a prolific collector of Japanese art. 
Copyright
The Manchester Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The Manchester Museum 
Museum
The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester 
Credit line
The Manchester Museum 

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