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Netsuke of Plant - Myoga Shoot, Japan, Late 18th/Early 19th Century

Inventory Number: 41258
Object Type:
Place Created: Japan Asia
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection   
Accession Number: 1936-28/1948
Brief Description: Wooden netsuke with almost equal cord holes, the larger slightly slanting.

Model of a myoga or ginger shoot (Zingiber Mioga). Myoga shoots are used for culimary puroses and are popularly said to induce absent-mindedness and forgetfulness in those who eat them.

See Koji Hoten under Myoga.
Date Early 19th Century.

Sp. Gr. 1.2 Wt. 1oz. 1/2 dr.
Provenance: Presented by A. E. Gunther. Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke. Bought from Meinertzhagen 5/8/27. Bought from Shozo Kato by Meinertzhagen.
Collection Group: Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke
Material(s): Wood
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
97 35 mm


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