41 objects
F1899.32.1

Netsuke in form of miniature jar with emerging octopus

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1899.32.1
<p>&#8220;Netsuke&#8221; in form of miniature jar with emerging octopus. Silk cord. Stored in lacquered wood box with gold maki-e decoration. Jar and octopus of pottery. Octopus glazed. Jar decorated with colored lacquer in brown, green, yellow, gold. Seal: &#8220;Kan&#8221; impressed on base.</p>
F1904.153b

Netsuke

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F1904.401

Netsuke

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1904.401
F1904.403

Netsuke

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1904.403
F1904.406

Netsuke

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1904.406
F1904.407

Netsuke

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1904.407
F1904.409

Netsuke

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1904.409
F1907.686

Ornament

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F1944.37b

Netsuke

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1944.37b
F1974.13

Buddhist altar pendant (keman)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1974.13
<p>Pendant metal disks, known as keman, are believed to have originated in floral wreaths brought as Buddhist votive offerings. In this example, the cord tied in a bow probably is based on that which originally bound garlands of real flowers. On either side of the cord are circular medallions supported upon lotus flowers. Sanskrit letters &#8230;</p>
F1980.212

Gama Sennin

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1980.212
<p>This netsuke, was carved from a single block of ivory, and depicts Gama Sennin, a Chinese immortal (hsien-jen), who carries a large frog on his shoulder. The netsuke is conceived in the round and carved on all surfaces. One foot, the figure&#8217;s left, is chipped; the other foot is raised in a lively manner, as &#8230;</p>