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Raiden the Thunder God with his drum: O.46-1991

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Titles

Raiden the Thunder God with his drum

Maker(s)

Uncertain Teiji (Maker)
Uncertain Sadaji (Maker)

Description

Netsuke: katabori: Raiden the Thunder God with his drum. Earthenware and wood; circular with moulded relief and glazed. Raiden is sitting on his haunches with his knees up and his raised left hand holding on to the clouds; his drum is strapped to his back and he peers down through a hole in the clouds. Most of the glaze seems to have worn off, yet green clouds, a red band on the drum and white glazed eyes, back pack and shorts are still visible. There are possible traces of gold lacquer on his arms and the back of his head. Circular himotoshi just off centre.

Notes

History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.8 cm
Width: 3.4 cm

Relative size of this object

3.4 cm1.8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Edo (Japanese period, 1615-1868)
Mid-19th Century
Circa 1830 CE - 1870 1870 CE

Note

Teiji or Sadaji

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of gold lacquer glaze Part: composed of wood (plant material) earthenware Relief:

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.46-1991
Primary reference Number: 22257
Old object number: JAPWA/787
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 May 2019 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Netsuke" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/22257 Accessed: 2021-12-02 01:28:05

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