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Wood Netsuke of a Tanuki Signed Minko
Wood Netsuke of a Tanuki Signed Minko - Asian Art & Antiques Style Wood Netsuke of a Tanuki Signed Minko -
Ref : 66580
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Period :
19th century
Artist :
Minko
Provenance :
Japan
Medium :
Wood
Dimensions :
H. 1.38 inch
Asian Art & Antiques  - Wood Netsuke of a Tanuki Signed Minko 19th century - Wood Netsuke of a Tanuki Signed Minko
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Wood Netsuke of a Tanuki Signed Minko

In wood with dark patina finely chiseled he is in sitting position with one paw raised while with the other he beats on his belly nicely bounced like a drum. The eyes are encrusted with black horn and golden iris. The smiling expression is very well reproduced. Signed Minko (1735-1816) under the base. Tsu school.
The Tanuki most often translated by the Japanese by badger looks more like a raccoon. Very present in Japanese legends, he is endowed with supernatural powers. He can also turn into a monk or teapot and play tricks for walkers.

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