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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Netsuke. Sumo wrestlers. Made of wood. Signed.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1850 (about)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.2 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Position

        on the calf of the right leg
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

  • Curator's comments

    This netsuke represents a crucial moment in the combat of two fiercely grimacing sumo wrestlers, locked in the famous 'Kawazu' throw.
    (Tsuchiya, 2015)

  • Bibliography

    • Tsuchiya 2014 pp.36-37 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G92/dc1

  • Exhibition history

    2013 - , BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan from Prehistory to the Present’

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department


  • Registration number



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