Calcium carbonate, go-fun

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Description
Small glass bottle of powdered pigment used for printing Japanese woodblocks. Paper label in English with color name transliterated from Japanese; separate label with catalogue number. Each bottle is stopped with small cork.
Carbonite of Calcium [white]: "Gofun"
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 8 cm x 3 cm; 3 5/32 in x 1 3/16 in
ID Number
GA.03434
catalog number
03434
accession number
23218
Credit Line
Gift of T. Tokuno, Chief of the Japanese Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Insatsukyoku), 1889-90
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Data Source
National Museum of American History