The Hermann Gunther Collection of Netsuke by Unknown Artist

Collection of 870 pieces of netsuke.

Details

Medium:
Various
Dimensions:
5 x 7 x 2 cm
Acquired in:
1980
Vendor:
A E Gunther

Netsuke are ornamental belt toggles, fastened by cords attached to a purse, tobacco pouch, or inro (medical case). The earlier examples, dating from the 14th century, are usually of wood or bone.

Provenance

Hermann Gunther

Venue details

Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 3PP 01865 270927 www.prm.ox.ac.uk

Entry details

Free to all

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