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chisel

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Description
Wooden handle with metal blade held in place by metal ferrule at base. Chisel for removing wood between the lines of the design in a woodblock. One of a group of woodblock-cutter's tools used in Graphic Arts exhibit of Japanese printmaking techniques from about 1890 to 1990s. Identified as No. 13 in watercolor drawing GA 03209.02 showing the tools of the block cutter.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
chisel
Measurements
overall: 23.5 cm x 2.5 cm; 9 1/4 in x 31/32 in
ID Number
GA.03210.13
accession number
22582
catalog number
03210.13
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
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