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Buddha’s Hand
Buddha’s Hand - Asian Works of Art Style Buddha’s Hand -
Ref : 104826
2 500 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Dimensions :
l. 1.46 inch X H. 2.99 inch X P. 0.98 inch
Asian Works of Art  - Buddha’s Hand 19th century - Buddha’s Hand
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Buddha’s Hand

Rare carved ivory netsuke depicting the cedar of Buddha's hand, with leaves around.

Buddha's hand citron, also known as "Buddha's Hand" or "finger citron", is a fragrant ornamental citrus fruit whose fruit is segmented into several hand-shaped sections. Originally from China and Japan, it is mainly grown for religious purposes.

The hand of Buddha is a symbol of great importance in Buddhism, associated with prosperity, fertility and longevity.

The choice of ivory as material for the netsuke offers a smooth and shiny surface, which can be worked with precision and richness of detail.

Origin: Japan
Period: Edo 19th century
Dimensions: 7.6 x 3.7 x 2.5cm.
State of conservation: Very good

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