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Shishimai - Japanese ivory okimono
Shishimai - Japanese ivory okimono - Asian Works of Art Style Shishimai - Japanese ivory okimono -
Ref : 100177
1 200 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Japan
Medium :
Ivory
Dimensions :
l. 1.77 inch X H. 2.17 inch X P. 1.38 inch
Asian Works of Art  - Shishimai - Japanese ivory okimono
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Shishimai - Japanese ivory okimono

A Japanese ivory okimono depicting a group of musicians with drums and flute around the ShiShi mask, worn by a theatrical in front of them during the famous shishimai festival (lion dance), a sacred animal for Japanese mythology, symbolizes courage and strength; also called Karashishi, it is a symbol of good luck and wishing wealth.

Finely detailed in the details with the engraved kimonos, the tabako ire and the expressiveness of the figures.

Meiji period late 19th century

Sizes: 5,5 × 4,5 × 3,5 cm.

Condition report: Good condition

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