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Hibachi Netsuke
Date: 20th century CE
Culture: Japanese
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 in. (2.9 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm)
Medium: boxwood and ebony with inlay
Credit Line: Gift of Mary Meader
Label Text: Sosui, of the “So” school favored by Japanese collectors, was one of the foremost netsuke carvers of the 20th century. He was known for using a combination of woods, as in this piece. A seated holy man (in boxwood) blows on a fire in a hibachi grill (in ebony), while reaching into a tobacco pouch. The rosary on his ear, his tobacco pipe, and the fire are all inlaid.
Object Number: 2014.95
Currently not on view