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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1981.43
  • Catalogue No.: 309
  • Object type: Figure of two wrestlers
  • Kiln/Location: Imari
  • Period/Date: late 17th century
  • Dimensions: H. 29.0 cm
  • Provenance: Anonymous gift and Friends of the Ashmolean
  • Description: Figure of two wrestlers. Each clasps the other around the body, while looking over the opposite shoulder. Red and black enamels. One wrestler wears a red loincloth, the other black. The formal hairstyles in black enamel and the lips touched with red.
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