Collection of 870 pieces of netsuke.

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.


Hermann Gunther

Pitt Rivers Museum

Entry via Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW
01865 270927

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Mon, 12pm – 4.30pm

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