Netsuke - Save us, Merciful Buddha
Netsuke - Save us, Merciful Buddha
Netsuke - Save us, Merciful Buddha
Netsuke - Save us, Merciful Buddha
Netsuke - Save us, Merciful Buddha

Netsuke - Save us, Merciful Buddha

Regular price
Guide Price: £1,200.00
Sale price
£1,200.00

A wood netsuke depicting a skeleton leaning against a sotoba (grave post), the post inscribed with “save us, merciful buddha”. With one hand, the skeleton holds a lantern, the other is resting on the post; the body of the skeleton is boldly carved. A natural himotoshi is created by the opening between the post and the skeleton’s abdomen.

Circa 1850

Signed, Gyokko

7.2cm tall

3.6cm wide

2.8cm deep

Similar example:

An almost identical netsuke by Gyokko is pictured in Netsuke and Inrō Artists, and how to Read Their Signatures by George Lazarnick.

 

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