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Netsuke of Kappa Leading Blind Man

Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Ivory with bronze disk inlaid with gold
Dimensions:
Diam. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm); Th. 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Classification:
Netsuke
Credit Line:
Bequest of Stephen Whitney Phoenix, 1881
Accession Number:
81.1.51
Not on view
Stephen Whitney Phoenix , New York (until d. 1881; bequethed to MMA)
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