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Title

Netsuke in the form of a man with a tortoise

19th century


Artist

Shûzan

Japan


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

19th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved ivory, stained


Dimensions

3.0 x 3.0 cm


Signature & date

Signed base, in Japanese, ink, incised "Shûzan [in a form of oval seal]". Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Henry Albert Nathan 1941


Location

Not on display


Accession number

7159.43


Artist information

Shûzan

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan