University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameOjime
Object Number:92-1-34
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Japan
Materials:Bone (uncertain)
Ivory (uncertain)
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1992


Small dark wooden bead carved in the shape of an eggplant or flower bud. It would have been originally mounted on a netsuke string. Characteristic of 18th or 19th century ojime in its simplicity and elegance.

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