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Amulet (with container); in the form of beckoning cat (J: maneki-neko); a) cat made of ceramic: cat sits on haunches, right paw raised up to head (this supposedly brings good luck and wealth); painted white with pink ears, black spot around left ear, black eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers, red collar with gold bell around neck, yellow coin? on stomach, black toes; cat hangs on chain made from braided yellow silk decorated with gold-coloured metal bell; also attached to chain is incense bag sewn from green textile decorated with red and olive flowers tied with red silk string; b) container: plastic envelope with black piece of cardboard with black Japanese characters printed on green, white and red rectangle in one corner.
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Height: 10.20 centimetres (amulet a)
Length: 6.90 centimetres (card b)
Weight: 5 grammes (amulet a)
Weight: 1 grammes (card b)
Width: 3.70 centimetres (amulet a)
Width: 4.60 centimetres (card b)
Depth: 2.50 centimetres (amulet a)
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Bought on 25-28 January 2001 for the BP Showcase Exhibition on 'Souvenirs in Contemporary Japan'. British Museum Department of Ethnography; field collection.
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