A Japanese ivory okimono depicting Jurojin ???, one of the seven Shichifukujin, a Japanese folklore deity associated with longevity and wisdom.
The left hand holds a rolled scroll that reflects the importance of written knowledge and teaching. The right hand holding a brush evokes the act of writing and creation, suggesting a constant commitment to deepening knowledge.
This ivory okimono depicting the deity Jurojin is signed with a red lacquer insert under the base.
Period: Meiji end of 19th century.
Dimensions: 25 x 8 x 5.5 cm.
State of conservation: Very good