engraving in the femur of a cow.

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Timestamp: 1403506826


Goblet Inscribed with the Names of King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti

Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Akhenaten Date: ca. 1353–1336 B.C. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Timestamp: 1389668445


Hand Fragment from a Monumental Buddha
14th c.

Timestamp: 1388718053


Tsukamoto Kyokusai:  Camellia


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Timestamp: 1388113236



Bamboo flute.  About 18th century, Japan

Étui à pipe à décor d’insectes et de végétaux

Époque Edo (1603-1868)

Bambou, bois, corail, incrustation, ivoire, nacre
Site de production :

(C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier

Section Japon du musée Guimet

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Timestamp: 1388048437


Japanese Netsuke - Buddhist Jewel of Wisdom Carved with Mountain Pavilions by Kaigyokusai (Masatsugu) (Japan, Osaka, 1813-09-13 - 1892-01-21) / Mid to late 19th century , Ivory with staining, sumi, inlays

Timestamp: 1388026845


Netsuke  根付

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Timestamp: 1388005286


Netsuke are miniature sculptures invented in 17th-century Japan to serve a practical function. Traditional Japanese garments had no pockets; however, men who wore them needed a place to store their personal belongings, such as pipes, tobacco, money, seals, or medicines.Their solution was to place such objects in containers (called sagemono) hung by cords from the robes’ sashes (obi). The containers may have been pouches or small woven baskets. Whatever the form of the container, the fastener that secured the cord at the top of the sash was a carved, button-like toggle called a netsuke.

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Timestamp: 1384585248