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Stone Figure in lidded wood box A: Figure made of two stones glued together. upper black stone has painted features of the figure, a blue hood, white round face with black eyes and nose, red mouth. Robe has painted red neck and sleeve openings and red and yellow sash. White painted hands and red and white painted feet. Stone appears to have been carved to indicate shape of kimono. Bottom stone, white quartz?, is stand. To bottom of stone is white strip of paper with black ink kanji: "Meisaku odori" (Meisaku dance). B: Wood box bottom, H: 1.75", W: 2", D: 2.5". Box has sides and bottom are glued together. Front end shorter to accommodate lid. Inside of sides has grooves to accommodate lid. C: Wood box lid, Made of flat rectangle with grooves on sides and end piece which acts as stopper. Kanji is pyro engraved on top: "Shumi-no reki ningyo" (rock doll craft). Lid slides into front end of box.
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