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Fan shaped obidome (obi brooch), inscribed bodai no tame

Accession Number
2005/1.369

Title
Fan shaped obidome (obi brooch), inscribed bodai no tame

Artist(s)
Taniguchi Haruki

Object Creation Date
circa 1950-1975

Medium & Support
metal with incised and inlaid decor

Dimensions
1 7/16 in x 13/16 in x 1/4 in (3.7 cm x 2 cm x 0.7 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi

Subject matter
Bodai no tame means "in memoriam."
Obidome were very popular in the Taisho and early Showa periods.

Physical Description
Metal brooch in the shape of a fan with incised and inlaid decor, including floral designs. "Bodai no tame" is inscribed along with the artist's signature, Taniguchi Haruki, and indecipherable characters.

Primary Object Classification
Jewelry

Primary Object Type
personal adornment

Additional Object Classification(s)
Metalwork

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
brooches
fan-shaped
kimonos
obis

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