Netsuke – Namazu & Monkey
Netsuke – Namazu & Monkey
Netsuke – Namazu & Monkey
Netsuke – Namazu & Monkey

Netsuke – Namazu & Monkey

Regular price
Guide Price: £850.00
Sale price
£850.00

The image of the monkey attempting to subdue the Namazu is a common theme in netsuke and represents an impossible task.

Our example, in wood shows a humorous monkey with a pot belly wearing a wide smile. Sat upon the Namazu the monkey looks very pleased with himself, the situation doesn't seem imposable at all, rather he appears to be using the Namazu as a cushion resting comfortably against it. 

Early 19th Century

4.2cm

Provenance – Lohrberg Collection - Germany

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