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Antique Japanese Kubi-oke Head bucket, Edo period

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1342869

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A lacquered and iron bound round lidded box called a kubi-oke made to carry the head of a man taken in battle or that of a man after committing ritual suicide for offering to the lord. It is 13 inches (33 cm) diameter, 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall with large handles from which it could be carried on a pole. There is mouse damage on one part of the bottom, but has not eaten through to the inside.