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Mermaid holding a sacred pearl as a shell, the" Tama" Japan EDO
Mermaid holding a sacred pearl as a shell, the" Tama" Japan EDO - Asian Art & Antiques Style Mermaid holding a sacred pearl as a shell, the" Tama" Japan EDO - Mermaid holding a sacred pearl as a shell, the" Tama" Japan EDO -
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Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Private Collection
Dimensions :
L. 2.05 inch
Asian Art & Antiques  - Mermaid holding a sacred pearl as a shell, the" Tama" Japan EDO 18th century - Mermaid holding a sacred pearl as a shell, the" Tama" Japan EDO
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Mermaid holding a sacred pearl as a shell, the" Tama" Japan EDO

Mermaid holding a sacred pearl in her hands as a shell - the" Tama".
"Nin-Gyo = Nin = man, Gyo = fish. They are almost always represented as a woman. She is holding a shell. The shell is to listen to the sound of the sea", V.-F. Weber, Ko-ji Hô-ten.
Rare shape inspired by a drawing by Inaba Tsuryu Shin’emon, Shoken kisho, vol7, 1781. National Diet Library Collection, Tokyo 840-38
18th century. Size : 5,3 cm (2 in.) x 2,8 cm (1.1 in.) x 2 cm (0.7 in.) L : 2 inches. Japan EDO (1603 – 1868)

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