A very unusual Netsuke of a skeleton which cowers in a compact posture with crossed feet. The skull´s teeth rest on the hands which lay upon the knees.
Skeletons are symbols of memento mori and not really rare in Japanese art.
A fine and detailed work by the unknown netsuke-shi (carver).
Unsigned, mid 19th c.
It comes together with an Ojime depicting a very fine carved skull. It is a later piece, around 1900-1950. I added it, because it fits perfectly with the Netsuke!
Height 5,5 cm.
Very good condition and beautiful patina
Provenance: From an old collection of about 200 Netsuke built up in the sixties and seventies in Japan
Well packed and sent with Deutsche Post registered and insured.
- Späte Edo-Zeit
- Gedenke des Todes
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Skeleton with skull
- Sehr guter Zustand, siehe Beschreibung
- 53×25×32 mm