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  • Object type

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  • Description

    Netsuke. Apes playing go. Made of ivory.

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 11.5 centimetres
    • Width: 6.3 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Transliteration

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


    2009 Jul 1-Oct 25, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
    2010 Oct- 2011 Feb 14, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Acquired in Japan in 1929 by the late Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900-1974) when he visited to present the Order of the Garter from King George V to the Showa Emperor. Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the British Museum, 2008.

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