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netsuke (Okame)
  • Shūzan
    active mid 1800s
  • netsuke (Okame), mid 1800s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • wood
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0289

Wooden mask with a chubby face. Eyes and smiling mouth pierced through. Identified as Okame, the Shinto goddess of sexuality and fertility.