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

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Ivory netsuke showing a mother breastfeeding a child, Japan, 1701–1900. 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. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: rbzemqqr.

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