A Japanese interesting ivory netsuke depicting a fascinating scene between Shôki and an Oni as they engage in an arm-wrestling match.
Both characters are focused on testing their strength, remaining kneeling on a large cloud supported by an imposing pine tree, known as Matsu ?, whose branches elegantly expand, creating a captivating visual effect.
Shôki, a mythological hero in Japanese culture, is often portrayed as a courageous fighter and a demon exorcist. The honor and bravery of Shôki shine through in the challenge against the Oni, a demon creature from Japanese folklore.
Period: Edo 19th century
Dimensions: 2,6 x 3,7 x 3,2 cm.
State of preservation: Very good
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