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Ivory netsuke showing a mother breastfeeding a child, Japan, 1701-1900

Science Museum, London

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Netsuke are toggle-like ornaments. They hang objects such as medicine boxes or tobacco pouches from the sash of the kimono, the traditional form of Japanese dress. This example is carved from ivory and shows a mother breastfeeding a child.


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Ivory netsuke showing a mother breastfeeding a child, Japan, 1701-1900. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY


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